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The Catholic Archbishop of Owerri, Most Reverend Anthony Obinna has called for calm in Imo State and the convocation of a ceasefire meeting to reduce the spate of killings in the State. He also decried the rate of killings and insecurity in Imo State.
He talked about how he charged Governor of Imo State, Senator Hope Uzodinma and other Igbo leaders to protect their indigenes and how that charge has been disregarded in the State.
He lamented on the rise in insecurity in the State and how Imo State indigenes are being tormented and maimed by unknown gunmen and Nigerian security officials. He mentioned indiscriminate arrests and unlawful detaining of youths as one of the vices which youths in Imo State are currently undergoing.
Archbishop Obinna talked about his visit to the Imo State correctional centre and the Federal Medical Center’s mortuary and how he witnessed the blatant disregard for human rights being meted out to Imolites.
He called on Governor Hope Uzodinma to take charge as the Chief security officer of the State and stop the indiscriminate killings while seeking for avenues to hold a ceasefire meeting to reduce the already volatile atmosphere in Imo State.
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