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[Opinion]: The Next Step Gov Uzodinma May Take As He Vows To End The Killings In Imo State

It's no longer news that the Nigerian military has extended the ongoing Operation Golden Dawn which was formally launched in Enugu state to Imo State as a measure towards reducing the activities of the unknown gunmen in the Southeast, what's news now is that Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has recently expressed sympathy over the recent killing of two soldiers and a resident of the state following a clash between the Nigerian military and the victim's gang members in Oguta community.

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The governor during his visit to the community according to reports from Sahara Reporters vowed that the ugly incident will never repeat itself while shedding tears over the intense deterioration of the security system in the state. The governor out of concern rhetorically questioned if we are in a war, as he affirmed that his government had only come to bring development to Imolites and not destruction.

However, following the governor's sobber mood over the incident accompanied by his latest stance to ensure that the ugly event doesn't reoccur, here is the next step the governor might take to ensure that something is done to ease the tension in the state.

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•He may decide to impose a curfew in Imo State.

Considering the fact that state governments are constitutionally empowered to impose curfews in their domains whenever the issue of insecurity and civil unrest begins to threaten the peace and safety of the citizens of those states, the governor wouldn't be overreacting if he decides to impose a 12 to 24 hours curfew in the state in order to nab these unknown gunmen who have vowed that the residents of Imo State will never rest.

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Hope Uzodinma Imo State Nigerian Sahara Uzodinma


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