Imo State Governor Hope Uzodimma has issued a 10-day ultimatum to bandit terrorists operating in the state, vowing to launch a brutal attack if criminality persists.
The governor lamented that the state forests had become a haven for terrorists parading as unknown gunmen.
Naija News understands that Governor Uzodimma, while addressing citizens of the state at the Government House Chapel Owerri shortly after Sunday Service yesterday, said his government is about to launch an aggressive attack on the criminals.
He warned the criminals hiding in the forests to immediately relinquish their arms to their traditional rulers for unconditional pardon or face bombardment if they failed to do so.
He noted that not heeding the warning will result in severe consequences.
Uzodinma told the citizens that the government had procured the necessary equipment to comb the thick bushes, hence the need for those who wanted to be reintegrated into the society to take advantage of the amnesty and quit now and hand over their arms.
The Governor also said that Imo State will be hosting the annual Army Day Celebration from June 30 to July 6, 2022, and that no fewer than 10,000 military personnel drawn from the Army, Navy, Air Force, and the Police, among others, would be in attendance.
Uzodinma said they would be led by the Army Chief, the Naval Chief, the Air Force Chief, and the Police Chief, among others.