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Imo attacks: Abaribe calls for sincere probe, says Nigeria must not fall off the cliff

Imo attacks: Abaribe calls for sincere probe, says Nigeria must not fall off the cliff
April 07
19:08 2021

Enyinnaya Abaribe, senate minority leader, has asked the federal government to be “sincere and nationalistic” in probing the attacks on security facilities in Imo state.

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In a statement on Wednesday, Abaribe called for a thorough investigation into the attacks, saying that “the time for a knee-jerk approach and fixated mindset” in responding to such incidents is over.

TheCable had reported how the Imo police command headquarters and federal prisons in the state were both attacked by gunmen who freed about 1,800 inmates.

A day after the incident which the police blamed on the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), the gunmen razed another police station after freeing some suspects.

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Abaribe said the attackers must be made to “face the full weight of the law”, adding that Nigeria “must be rescued from falling off the cliff.”

The Abia state senator said: “Time has come for sincerity and nationalistic approach by government to address the myriad of problems besetting the country, especially insecurity and poor management of the country’s diversity.

“The time for a knee-jerk approach and fixated mindset in the investigation of criminal attacks by the security agencies has gone. It is not enough to be driven by a certain mindset, which has the tendency of foreclosing other probable leads and motives during investigations of very serious crimes like the ones we are currently experiencing.

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“This time calls for deeper introspection and painstaking investigation by the relevant security agencies so that we nip these dangerous dimensions in the bud if the country must be rescued from falling off the cliff.”

He also lamented the worsening insecurity in parts of the south-east and urged security agencies to “dig in and unravel the motives behind the incessant attacks.”

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