Following threat by a group calling itself Zionist Biafra to storm Owerri the Imo State capital and hoist the Biafran flag at the Government House, security has been beefed up in and around the state capital and the entire state.
Reports yesterday said the state government has taken adequate security measures to protect lives and properties of the people.
The leadership of the Zionist Biafra last week admitted being responsible for the attack at the Government House, Enugu, with a vow that their next target would be Owerri, the Imo state capital.
Speaking yesterday in Owerri, Senior Special Assistant to Governor Rochas Okorocha on Media, Sam Onwuemeodo said that it has taken exception to the threat, and has also moved to nip the threat in the bud.
“All the security agencies in the state have been alerted of this threat, and they will work in together with other agencies of government to ensure that peace in the state is not threatened by any group,” he said.
According to Onwuemeodo “Imo State is one of the most peaceful state in the federation and the government of Owelle Rochas Okorocha will continue to ensure that the state remain peaceful.”
The state government warned that it would be suicidal for the group to try the Enugu incident in Imo State.
Meanwhile, visitors to the seat of government in Owerri and the state in general have been advised to cooperate with security personnel to ensure that the state is peaceful.