Imo: PDP Youth Leader Calls For Orlu Stakeholders’ Security Summit
Following Monday’s skirmishes at Awo Omamma where soldiers allegedly burnt some houses and property of the people of the community, Greg Nwadike, a stakeholder in Orlu zone of Imo State, Tuesday, called for a security summit to find a lasting solution to the security challenges of the zone.
Greg, who is also the youth leader of the Peoples Democratic Party in Imo State, told THE WHISTLER in Owerri that the time had come for the stakeholders of the zone to rise up to the challenges.
He said, “The havoc caused by soldiers at Awo Omamma on Monday is unacceptable. There was actually no need to go after homes and shops of innocent and unarmed Imolites. When armed people confront soldiers, soldiers should be soldiers enough to contend with them, instead of going after unarmed civilians.
“What has been going on at Izombe, Orsu, Okwudor, and now Awo Omamma; all within Sen Hope Uzodinma’s senatorial zone gives room for concerns. Is it not the time the governor adopt new strategies instead of this kinetic style? Is it not possible to appeal to his youthful brothers to come to a roundtable with him, and reconcile with them?
“Why are those of us from Orlu keeping silent while our people, the same people we shall go for votes, are being destroyed? Why do we watch our brother dancing naked in the market square?
“And to think that somelp persons around our brother are busy campaigning for a second term for him at a time they should be helping him with useful suggestions on how to manage security challenges is most ridiculous.”
Our correspondent reports that Awo-Omamma, a community in the Oru East LGA of Imo State is boiling following an alleged arrest, burning of shops, hotels, filling stations and houses of the residents by alleged soldiers on a revenge mission. A source said some unknown youths in the area had allegedly killed a soldier in the community.