The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, has threatened to dethrone traditional rulers who do nothing while crime increases in their domains.
The governor stated this at a security stakeholders’ meeting in owerri on thursday, which had in attendance the newly deployed assistant inspector general of police in charge of zone 9, ekim okon.
The governor, who was represented by the deputy governor, prof. Placid njoku, said traditional rulers must take responsibilities for the things that happened in their communities.
The governor also called on the leadership of christian association of nigeria, the nigeria labour congress, the students union government and market unions to join his administration in securing the state.
He said, “insecurity is one thing uzodinma takes seriously. There is no alternative to security. We must ensure that Imo state is secured. To interact among ourselves and assign responsibilities to ourselves is the main focus of this meeting.”