While speaking on Thursday when officers from the Armed Forces Command and Staff College (AFCSC) Jaji, paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Owerri, the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha said, with the recent killings of many soldiers by the insurgents in Borno State, Nigeria must declare itself a nation at war.
Recall that Soldiers in the north-east have been under a series of attacks by the Boko Haram terrorists in the last two weeks. The Islamic State in West Africa (ISWA), a faction of the sect, claimed responsibility for the attacks.
“What I think is happening in the North-East is what was happening here in Imo State when I came in 2011. Owerri was notorious for kidnapping and we were number one State for kidnapping when I came in to the extent that by 5.30 or 6pm everybody had gone home for fear of being kidnapped. But we tackled it and overcame.”
He condoled with the families of the slain soldiers.
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