Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has charged the citizenry to eschew acts of terrorism and vandalism and to abide to the rules in order to build a better country.
The Vice President Osinbajo visited the Imo State Police Headquarters and the Owerri Correctional Centre to inspect the extent of damage the armed bandits wrought on the prison when they freed prisoners. He condemned the attack and called for the people of the state to do away with all forms of violence.
Osinbajo said: “There are many who are working tirelessly to improve our system, to build it up and to enhance it. We must, therefore, reject the agents of anarchy that are seeking to weaponize the frustration and discontent of our young people for their own profit. “The path of violence can only lead to a disaster that consumes everyone and leads to the desolation of our communities. It is easy to take peace for granted but we need not learn the value of peace through the horrible crucible of war.”
“Anyone who perpetrates violence does not represent the progressive mindedness of the good people of this State and this zone. And I call on all of us to come together to resist any attempt to turn the progress and peace that this zone is set to experience to conflict and disruption.”
“An attack on the critical institutions of law enforcement, police stations and prisons is an attack on the safety, security and well-being of the citizens. It is not merely an assault on law and order, it is a mindless attack on the people and our way of life. “When you attack police stations and free dangerous criminals, you put men, women, children and their possessions and livelihoods at risk. Whatever the motives of the perpetrators, this action is egregious and atrocious in the extreme, and all men and women of goodwill must openly condemn this assault on the way of life of the good people of the state.” he added.