From Maduako Eleweke,
South East zonal branch of the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO) has accused Imo state Governor Hope Uzodimma of sponsoring the military for the invasion of the Southeast geopolitical zone.
Coordinator, South East zonal branch of the Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), Comrade Aloysius Attah in a statement made available to journalists in Awka warned that the heavy presence of the military currently in Orlu, Imo state was unnecessary just as it portend grave danger to the lives of people in the area.
“The Civil Liberties Organisation Southeast zone is appalled over the recent developments in the south east zone and the danger it portends for the people. “The military invasion and occupation of Orlu and some parts of the southeast in the name of wiping out the Eastern Security Network, a vigilante arm of the Indigenous People of Biafra is a time bomb waiting to explode with serious consequences and negative implications.
“The militarization of Igbo land when no part of the zone is at war either with itself or their neighbors have long term consequences which if not nipped in the bud now will most likely swallow many with its attendant casualties.
“The owning up of Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State of his tacit approval for such unwarranted military operation is a clear sign of a leader who doesn’t feel the pulse of his people to know their feelings and needs. It also smacks of a foisted leader who came to deal with his people instead of leading them and attending to their welfare”, the CLO further decried.
According to CLO, since the military operations in Orlu, Imo state, several casualties have been recorded while the people whose places have been invaded with military hardware, weapons and men were being traumatized on daily basis.
The CLO urged Governors of the South east states to wake up from being silent and address the situation in unison.