Killings in Imo State are UnderReported, Rochas Okorocha
Killings in Imo State are UnderReported, Rochas Okorocha

Killings in Imo State are UnderReported, Rochas Okorocha

On Monday, the former governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, alleged that the killings in Imo State were under-reported.

While recalling how a security convoy that transported him to Imo state from Enugu state was ambushed at Amuro in the Okigwe council area on their route back to Enugu state and one police officer was killed, Sen. Okorocha said this to newsmen in Owerri, Imo State. 

“I want to thank God for keeping me alive,” said Okorocha. I want to express my sympathy to the family of the man who was shot and killed in Okigwe immediately after they dropped me off at my residence in Owerri. I also want to express my sympathies to the residents of Enugu State. I’m trying to get over and see the family. I appreciate the governor of Enugu’s thoughtful action. He gave me a convoy that brought me back home from Enugu, to Ihedioha’s mother’s burial.

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“What I want to say is that the killings in Imo are under-reported. Unfortunately, we are not making that known to the federal government. I wanted to bring it to the attention of the federal government. to do something about it. Now the Ohaji/Egbema local government is a hotbed, and most people have abandoned their homes.

He appealed to Bola Tinubu to intervene in the alleged killings in Imo State to restore peace and urge the perpetrators to toe the line of peace.”

“Like when I was governor of Imo State, I engaged everybody, including the mechanics, motorcycle riders, and market people. The best system of government is one that allows people to govern themselves.

Sen. Rochas Okorocha
Sen. Rochas Okorocha

“Something must be done urgently to restore peace in this land, and I think there is a need for the federal government to intervene in our land. This deadly killing must stop. It is time for political leaders to come together and stop this. It is not in our tradition to behead people. Lives are lost every day. I will write an open letter to Governor Uzodimma, to invite other governors of the states to advise him on what he should do to calm the situation,” the former Senator added.