Imo Governor Hope Uzodimma has accused aggrieved politicians in the state of sponsoring Monday’s attacks on police headquarters and a correctional facility in the state.
He made the accusation on Wednesday while featuring on Channels Television Politics Today programme.
Uzodimma explained that hoodlums were hired from outside Imo, noting that they were only disguising themselves to be IPOB members.
His position contradicts intelligence reports by the police accusing the Eastern Security Network (ESN), an outfit of the outlawed IPOB of masterminding violence in the state.
“What happened in Imo state last Monday is unbelievable. A group of hoodlums, of course sponsored by some known politicians in Imo state, decided to destroy public infrastructure and government facilities — and attacked a correctional centre facility and also attacked a police state headquarters.
“But what is important to take home is for Nigerians to know of the plot by a group of aggrieved politicians to destablise the government of APC.
“I have done some thorough investigation and I have a credible lead as to those who are sponsoring these activities of these hoodlums.
“We are working hard to ensure that the sponsors of these dastardly acts must be brought to book,” he said.
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