AS the Easter season draws nearer, concerned Imo intellectuals under the aegis of Imo Professionals, have called on their state Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, to as a matter of urgency rise up to the security challenge of the state to guarantee the safety of lives and property during the celebration.
Also the group while condemning the recent Kano luxury bus bombing, advised Ndigbo resident in the North to return home given the serious threat to their lives in the North.
Dissatisfied with the spate of kidnappings and general insecurity in the South East, particularly in Imo State, Imo Professionals noted that there would be no progress and genuine development in the state without a secured environment.
A statement by the group’s President, Mr Vitus Okwara advised Okorocha not to relax as most indigenes are apprehensive of coming home as a result of the state of insecurity.
The statement read in part: “The level of security challenge in Imo State is worrisome and there is an urgent need by the state government to beaf up security this coming Easter season so as to assure those coming back for the celebration that there is no cause for alarm. With the trend of kidnapping in the state where the governor’s aide was even murdered there is urgent need to adopt more effective method.
“We are no longer comfortable with the federal government kid glove approach to the killings of Ndigbo and it is time to say enough is enough. We call on Ndigbo resident in the North to return home for it is only the living that can enjoy wealth.”