A former Defence Adviser, Mission of Nigeria to the United Nations, Major General Jack Ogunewe (rtd) has proffered dialogue between the Imo State government and masterminds of insecurity as the panacea for the spate of insecurity in the state.

In a statement issued by his media office, Ogunewe said a roundtable dialogue between government and those at the vanguard of security breaches was the best way to tackle the menace.

The ex-military chief pointed out that insecurity scares away investors and leads to loss of jobs, businesses and lives, adding; “It does no good to the state and it stunts its economy and retards its progress.

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He noted that Owerri is the entertainment hub of the Igbo race and the South East right from the days of late highlife maestro, Israel Nwoba Njemanze.

He regretted that in the recent past Imo State was noted nationally as the hospitality hub East of the Niger thus Owerri was hosting people from far and near who came at the weekends to enjoy themselves, lamenting that all  is being threatened now because of insecurity.

General Ogunewe called on citizens of the state, to complement the efforts of government to tackle insecurity in the state.


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