President Muhammadu Buhari has directed a review of the security situation in the Southeast, his Special Assistant on Media and Publicity Mallam Garba Shehu, said yesterday.
The directive followed Saturday’s attack on the Owerri country home of Ohanaeze Ndigbo President-General Prof. Geroge Obiozor in Imo State.
According to a statement by Shehu, the review initiated by the President is to address the escalation of violence in the Southeast.
The President was reacting to the recent violent developments in the region, particularly Imo State, where unidentified persons have destroyed properties worth millions of naira, including some police facilities and Prof Obiozor home.
The President, who condemned violence and its attendant destruction, urged the people of the region, especially in Imo State, to maintain peace, the statement said.
In the early hours of Saturday, some gunmen, whose identities, were yet to be identified, attacked Ohanaeze leader’s home in Awo-Omamma, Oru East Local Government Area of Imo State.
They set fire to the house and reportedly torched other houses believed to belong to the professor’s brother.