Na wa o. Governor Okorocha is definitely not smiling!!
The government house is reporting that as part of the strategic measures aimed at intensifying the war against kidnapping and crime in the state , Governor Rochas Okorocha has launched a special vigilante outfit christened Imo Security Network.
At the inauguration which was held at the Ahijoku Convention center, His Excellency explained that the outfit was put in place to compliment the efforts of the security agencies, community vigilate groups and traditional rulers who by the provisions of the community government are the chief security officers in their respective communities towards making Imo a crime free state.
In the words of the Governor :
Imo Security Network that is being inaugurated is to compliment the efforts of security agencies and the already existing vigilante groups. They will also collaborate with the traditional rulers whose position as chairman of Community government have placed them as chief security officers in their various communities.
These gentlemen will no longer live in their homes but in places that will be provided for them as barracks in nine locations across the state. They will introduce themselves to the people with phone numbers that will be dedicated for their operations and in the case of suspicion, they will be called upon for prompt response. Each team will be attached with a police man to ensure that they operate within the ambit of the law….
Let me say that Imo Security Network is set up by the law and with full awareness of Imo State Government as should be treated as a security outfit in partnership with the police to check crime. Even as the state will not tolerate indiscipline, extortion and harassment of innocent citizens by men of this security outfit, may I also say in the same manner that no one should intimidate Imo Security network…….