A former governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, has expressed worry over the riding spate of insecurity in the state.

Okorocha who represents Imo North Senatorial District in the upper chamber of the National Assembly, expressed his worry on Tuesday, and lamented the frequent killings, kidnappings and burning of houses in the state , which has become a norm despite the intervention of security agencies

The Senator, coming under order 43(personal Explanation) of the senate rules during plenary noted that in the history of Imo state, never has it been reported, the level of insecurity recorded on a daily basis as is the case currently.

The lawmaker noted that, there is no single day that passes in the state without one ugly story of kidnapping, maiming, killings, burning of houses and shops which has put citizens in fear.

Recounting that two weeks ago it was the killing of a traditional ruler, last week it was the killing of a policeman, and just two days ago a soldier was slain in the state

Okorocha said the ugly development is enough for serious concern, calling on the leadership of the Senate to intervene in the matter to guarantee the safety of lives and property of the citizens of Imo state.

He added that the matter requires engagements with relevant stakeholders to find the root causes and lasting solutions to the matter

In his submission, President of the senate Ahmed Lawan assured that the National assembly has been consistent in finding a permanent solution to ending insecurity in the country

Lawan added that the 9th national assembly will diversify its efforts in getting the required solution to the myriad of insecurity bedeviling the country

 

Senator Okorocha laments rising insecurity in Imo State

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