Panel’s Report Will Help To End Insecurity In Imo-Uzodimma


 Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodimma has expressed optimism that the report of the panel that investigated the recent mayhem in Izombe Community, Oguta Local Government Area will help in ending insecurity in the state.

Uzodimma spoke on Wednesday when the panel submitted its report to him at Government House, Owerri, the state capital.

The governor expressed gratitude to the chairman and members of the panel for doing a thorough job. 

He commended the panel for the painstaking way they looked at the various issues at stake, noting that their report “will help calm frayed nerves and tension.” 

He said the members justified the confidence reposed in them, adding that from time to time they will be invited to assist government to look into issues that will help bring peace and development in Imo State.

 The governor assured the panel that government will look into their recommendations and apply them appropriately.

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Earlier, the Chairman, Justice Ezeohiri Fred Njemanze (rtd.) informed that their committee was inaugurated on October 3, 2021 while they started sitting in February, 2022.

Njemanze said his committee received over 350 petitions and reports from petitioners, traditional rulers and presidents- general from the affected communities as well as from the police, the DSS and Correctional Services.

He regretted that the Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corsp did not appear before the committee. 

Justice Njemanze expressed disgust over the level of heinous crime and criminality perpetrated by people for selfish reasons and purposes, which helped to fuel the mayhem in Izombe and adjoining communities.

Other members of the panel were Barr. Nkechi Obioha (Secretary), Chief Ethelbert Nwachukwu, Barr. Bright Ohaneze, Mr. Nnamdi Gogo Okwuosa, and Mr. Peter Uwa, 


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