Lawan describes those behind Owerri attacks as People’s enemies

The Senate President, Ahmad Lawan, on Friday, described as enemies of the people those responsible for the attacks in Imo State on Monday.

He said this in a statement titled, ‘Attackers of police formations, correctional facilities enemies of the people.’

The Special Adviser (Media) to the Senate President, Ola Awoniyi, made this known through a statement.

Lawan said the attackers’ aim was probably to cause a distraction for the Imo State government or even the Federal Government.

The Senate President was said to have stated this while in Owerri to inaugurate a road project completed by the state government.

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The road formerly called Akachi road but now named after a former Senate President, the late Chief Evan Enwerem, is one of the infrastructural projects to mark Uzodinma’s first year in office.

According to Lawan, “We have been experiencing insecurity recently, especially in Imo State – the jailbreak, burning of the police headquarters, and so on. These may be attempts by the enemies of the people to distract this administration or indeed the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“When a government programme or project is vandalised, when a government institution is vandalised and burnt, those doing so are the enemies of the people.

“For anyone, whosoever that person is, to go and release prisoners or burn down the correctional centre, they are the number one enemy of the people.”

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Lawan said the legislature, in partnership with the executive, would continue to support the security agencies.

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