Uzodimma flags off military operation to secure Imo, others

Governor Hope Uzodimma has flagged a military exercise tagged Operation Golden Dawn to restore sanity in Imo State ahead of the Yuletide with a promise to support the leadership of security agencies to succeed in the three-month assignment.

A statement by his Chief Press Secretary and Media Adviser, Oguwike Nwachuku, said the headquarters of the centre is Super Camp Orlu, in Orlu council area of the state.

During the unveiling yesterday, the governor commended the security agencies for coming up with the vision at these troubling times in the South East geo-political zone.

Uzodimma said: “This is a special period and season in the lives of not only Christians all over the world, but also the people of South East, who are predominantly Christians, and would be return home for the Christian celebration, which usually starts from October to December.”

He reasoned that, “the exercise would go a long way in improving the security situation in the South East region and also give our people a sense of security and further encourage our brothers and sisters, who are resident abroad, to come home because the area is safe and secure.” 

The governor reiterated that the centre would create an enabling environment for people to go about their businesses without fear of molestation.

He lauded officers and men of the Armed Forces, assuring them that the government would continue to stand by them.

In his welcome address, Commander, 34 Artillery Brigade, Obinze, Brigadier General R.T. Utsaha, explained that ‘Operation Golden Dawn’ is meant to “build on the gains so far recorded over the menace of IPOB and ESN by the security agencies so far”, adding: “Security agencies are involved in the exercise.”

He restated that the exercise was to further secure life and property in the state and the entire region.

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