Rochas Okorocha Link Attacks in Imo to Poverty and Injustice

Former Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, has cautioned against politicising the security challenges in the state, blaming the attacks on poverty and injustice.

Briefing journalists on Thursday in Jos, the ex-governor who represents Imo West Senatorial District, called on the government to urgently address the issues before it escalates.

Rochas Okorocha said, “the recent attack on the police headquarters, the Correctional Centres in Imo State, the unending herdsmen crisis and banditry, Boko Haram, kidnappings, these are all products of poverty and injustice,” he said three days after gunmen stormed the Nigerian Correctional Services and the Police Headquarters in Imo State, freeing an unspecified number of prison inmates.

According to him, “time has come for we as political leaders to tell ourselves the truth and address this ugly situation and help our men and women of the Armed Forces and the police who are currently fighting the symptoms and not the disease. Something must be done urgently too.”

The ex-governor also condemned the senseless killings, adding that life is sacred and no human has the right to take another person’s life.