Imo State Governor Hope Uzodimma says only him cannot guarantee security in the state.
Uzodimma spoke while fielding questions from State House reporters after meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
The governor said traditional rulers, religious leaders, politicians, among others must get involved and engage more with the people to restore peace in the crisis-ridden state.
“In Imo state, as I speak to you only me cannot restore security. Only me cannot guarantee security. I’ve to work with traditional rulers have to work with opinion leaders, I’ve to work with the youth leaders to be able to deploy community kind of security programme, to be able to resist what is going on today.
“But you’ve heard how people will come from outside the state in the name of unknown gunmen. I don’t know when we’ll begin to know these people and they’ll commit atrocities, and they will now flee.”
He said those bent on destroying government property must be ready to face the consequences.
He said the situation in Imo was better if not the incidents involving very important personalities as the state had not recorded high casualties and the kidnapping of school students.