Governor of Imo state, Hope Uzodimma, has said that the killings in parts of the state were politically motivated as against reports in some quarters that they were the handiwork of the proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra(IPOB).
The governor who stated this in a press release issued on Sunday and signed by his Media Adviser, Oguwike Nwachuku, noted that the personal property of opposition politicians was hardly affected by the menace in the state, an indication that politicians could not be exonerated from the killings and wanton destruction of property.
He called on those behind the dastardly acts to repent quickly before government would go after them, adding that the killing of innocent Imo people must stop henceforth.
“These are the activities of wicked politicians who are unrepentant and have continued to sponsor the killings of their fellow brothers.
“They are challenging God because when you are after the creation of God, you are after God.
“My government is not weak, my government is only God-fearing. The only thing is that we hate to let blood.
“We cannot allow the killing of innocent citizens and the activities of non-state actors in the form of criminals and hoodlums to overtake the political space,“ he said.
Uzodimma enumerated the travails to include the killing of innocent citizens, burning of public and private property, burning of police stations and the killing of policemen, among others.