70% of gunmen who attacked Imo not Igbo – Uzodimma

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OWERRI – Hope Uzodinma of Imo says 70 percent of the gunmen attacked the is not Igbo.

He said 400 caused mayhem in the have been arrested and charged to .

Gunmen had attacked security facilities in the , including the police headquarters and the correctional centre in Owerri, the capital.

In a statement by Oguwike Nwachuku, his chief press secretary, Uzodinma said most of the are not of the Igbo extraction.

400 of those carried out the threats on the state in the past have been arrested,” he said.

“The good thing is that 70 percent of them are not Igbo. We will crush anybody that attempts to cause mayhem or attack Imo again.

“Government cannot surrender to blackmailers, hoodlums, and perpetrators of violence.”

The warned those planning to visit the state with any form of violence to have a rethink as “government is more ever and prepared to keep Imo safe and secured”.

Uzodinma called on the to go about business without fear of molestation or harassment.

“What happened in the past weeks will never repeat itself again,” he said. (The Cable)