Governor Hope Uzodimma on Tuesday said he would soon commence Project Reconstruct Izombe, which would see to the reconstruction of buildings and livelihoods destroyed during the mayhem that rocked the community last Friday.
The Governor disclosed this on his timeline after his visit to Izombe and meeting with strategic stakeholders where he preached peace and promised to end hostilities, and commence reconstruction.
This is even as the Governor tasked the Imo State Oil Producing Areas Development Commission (ISOPADEC) to quickly dispatch relief to the community.
Writing on his Facebook after the meeting, the Governor reiterated that he was saddened by the development, stressing that he would constitute a committee to commence the Project Reconstruct Izombe.
He said: "In few days to come, I shall constitute a bilateral committee that would comprise of Government Officials and the Leadership of the Community to fashion out modalities to commence a project 'reconstruct Izombe' and offer compensation to the affected homes".
The Governor added: "I am saddened at the gory sight of destroyed properties and the loss lives of innocent citizens of Izombe Community in Oguta Local Government Area of Imo State, as a result of the recklessness of few bandits who have chosen to foment mayhem without recourse to morality.
"In the wake of this crisis, I called on the military to sheathe their sword and allow the innocents to enjoy their peace while the Government intervenes and today, during my interaction with the Traditional Rulers and the good people of Izombe Community, I admonished the Youths of Izombe from taking to arms as a means of livelihood let alone attacking constituted authorities.
"While it's quite disheartening that the innocents had to bear the consequences that arose from the actions of a few, I called on the Community Leaders to assist the Government in flushing out these hoodlums as we work towards the restoration of peace, law and order in the community".
By Collins Ughalaa KSC
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