The Imo State Government has condemned the early morning razing of the home of the President-General of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Prof George Obiozor, by those it described as political bandits.
In a statement, Governor Hope Uzodimma regretted that desperate politicians who believe in violence were yet to sheath their swords in spite of repeated appeal to that effect.
Uzodimma described the attack as cowardly and the height of desperation.
He vowed that the government was already working in concert with security agencies to identify and punish the perpetrators.
He bemoaned the incessant resort to violence in settling political differences by some politicians in the state, and warned that the government would no longer condone such banditry.
According to him, “the time of those who unleash this kind of mayhem in the state is over. We shall hunt them down to face the full weight of the law”.
Uzodimma wondered why the bandits should attack the home of a man who is not a politician but a statesman working for the good of the entire Igbo race.
He said it was shameful that both the sponsors and perpetrators of the violence deployed their malicious attack on an innocent man.
While commiserating with Prof Obiozor on the burning of his home, he assured Imo people that the government will continue to do its best to protect lives and property in the state.