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Imo State Declares No Night Movement Tightens Security

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Imo State Government steps up its security measures in order to ensure the safety and security of the citizens. The presence of the security personnel shows no business as usual as they sent people to their various destinations.

The government warns that no one is to be found outside immediately it is 6pm for no proper reasons, as anyone found defaulting will face the

So far the state has not recorded any case of this pandemic disease though speculations are going on but have not been confirmed by the agency involved.

Military men and mobile police have been deployed around the state to make sure everyone abides by the order until the saga is over.

Meanwhile, following the recent security threat between Christians and Muslims in the State, the State Governor Sen. Hope Uzodinma has decided to set up a joint committee on inter-religious activities.

The Governor who made this known on 22nd August 2020 through his Twitter handle says it is to ensure peaceful coexistence between Christians and Muslims without malignity.

He, therefore, set up security agencies to monitor and supervise the activities of the committee, vows to punish anyone who hides under any religion to commit an atrocity.

Here is the message delivered at the inauguration of the committee by Sen. Hope Uzodinma alongside his deputy, Speaker of the house of Assembly, Sec. to the State Government, heads of security agencies.

"In order to close any gap of divisiveness between the Christians and Muslims, I have therefore set up a joint committee of the Christian and Muslim faiths in Imo State with the security agencies as supervisors, on how the members can live peacefully, harmoniously and freely as brothers and sisters without rancor.
Imo Governor Sets Up Committee
"These were my expressed commitments when I received in audience, the leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) led by the Imo State President, Rev. (Dr.) Eche Divine Eche and their Muslim counterpart, led by the Chief Imam of Imo State, Barr. Suleman Yusuf Njoku, at the State Executive Chambers, Government House Owerri.

"The meeting was witnessed by the Deputy Governor of Imo State, Prof. Placid Njoku, the Speaker Imo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon. Chiji Collins, the Secretary to the State Government, Chief Cosmas Iwu, Heads of Security Agencies in the State, and members of the State’s expanded Executive Council.

"The decision to meet with the two groups was born out of my conviction that they are the most reliable point of contact for all Christians and Muslims in the State.

"I reminded the groups that there are a lot of strings binding them together, advised them to shun hate, violence amongst other things that could bring communication gap.

"As a result of the level divisiveness we met on assumption of duty, I found it expedient to set-up a joint committee made up of Christians and Muslims in the State, with the security Agencies as supervisors, on how to bridge the communication gap and pursue peace together.

This is to ensure harmonious coexistence among Christians and Muslims and reduce the problems of miscreants hiding under religious differences to commit all forms of vices, claiming to be Fulani Herdsmen or Boko Haram.

"As a matter of emphasis, every citizen of the State must live together within the ambits of the law, and when anyone commits a crime the individual must go in for it.

"Our administration is committed to the protection of lives, properties, and the encouragement of freedom of worship.

"I thank the religious leaders for finding time to visit. I enjoin them to refrain from all forms of violence and/or resort to self-help, as self-help always leads to reprisal attacks, which makes violence intractable."

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