Imo State Governor Hope Uzodinma, has said the insecurity situation in the country is not limited to Nigeria alone but a global trend.
Speaking in Abuja at the First Plenary Meeting of the Catholic Bishops Conference of 2020 with the theme: ‘The word of God: A Lamp to my feet and a light to my path’, the Governor advised against politicizing the security situation adding that Nigerians must join hands with the government to fight the scourge.
“Insecurity is all over the world. Terrorism is something that has been around for some time, starting from the attack of America 9/11, up to the incidence in Syria and up to that of Chad and now, North East.
“Before this time, it was a strange kind of crime, it was not here in the country. My advice is that we should not politicize the issue of insecurity; rather, we should buckle up, come together and synergize and attack this incidence, so that at the end of the day, we will create a conducive environment that will allow men and women to go about their businesses without molestation.
“We all condemn this insecurity; we all condemn the unnecessary attacks in maiming and killing of people. It is strange in our society; we were not brought up to see this kind of crimes. But now that it is here, we need to wear our thinking caps, we need to plan together and collaborate with government.
“Government alone cannot solve the problem of insecurity. It is a combination of the efforts of government and it citizens, with proper understanding, that we will bring a permanent solution to the problem of insecurity” he said.
On the alleged inauguration of an Emir in Imo, Uzodinma said, “The courtesy visit by the Muslim community in Imo State to me, was a welcomed one. The new Imam is a native of Mbaise, not a Northerner. He is a relation of Emeka Ihedioha. I am a governor of both Christians and Muslims.
“So, we should shun everything that will bring division in the society. There are more people from the East that are also Muslims and some Muslims were born in the East and do not know any other place apart from the East. So, it is left for government to device a means that will accommodate everybody.”