Traditional rulers in Imo State on Tuesday condemned the recent attack on the country home of Governor Hope Uzodimma at Omuma.
They urged security agencies to carry out investigations into what transpired and ensure that the culprits and their sponsors are brought to book.
Rising from a critical meeting that lasted for hours at their office in Owerri, the traditional rulers also threatened to invoke curses on those behind insecurity in the state, should they refuse to change.
In a communiqué at the end of their meeting that was well attended, the Chairman of the Traditional Institution and Chairman Imo State Community Policing, HRH. Eze Dr. Emmanuel Okeke, said the monarchs were of the opinion that the attack was politically-motivated and therefore warned the politicians instigating the crisis to have a rethink or be ready to face the consequences.
The monarchs said as custodians of the culture and tradition of Imo State they are appealing to those involved in the wicked act to desist from it and if they refuse, “the traditional institution will consult the gods of the land and invoke curse on whoever that is involved.”
They acknowledged that the security situation in Imo State requires all hands to be on deck to secure the state so as to ensire that peace, progress and development thrive in Imo.
They hailed the efforts of the security agencies attached to the governor’s country home for repelling the attempted attacks and pledged their continued support to them in their efforts to secure Imo State.