The Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha has described the Igbo tribe of Nigeria as the most truthful, committed and trust-worthy people who are often misunderstood within the nation.
Governor Rochas said this on Monday, December 5, when he received the Chief of Army Staff, Tukur Buratai, in Government House Owerri. According to the governor, Imo state is one of the safest in Nigeria, adding that the state had witnessed tremendous progress under his administration.
He pointed that the rate of crimes such as kidnapping, armed robbery, cultism and baby factory syndrome has ceased to become a threat, adding that the efforts of the security agencies, especially the Nigerian army contributed to the relative peace and security in Imo state.
Okorocha also praised the military for the successes being recorded in the fight against insurgency and terrorism in the North-East, noting that such successes had not been achieved in Syria and other parts of the world battling terrorism.
Speaking on the issue of bombing of oil pipelines by militants in the Niger Delta, the governor pledged his support to the army and urged all security agencies to do whatever they could to secure the pipelines so as to enable free flow of oil to generate revenue for the nation.
The Chief of Army Staff who visited the state for the 2018 Chief of Army Staff Conference, told the governor that the ‘Python Dance’ which has been launched in the South-East (domain of the Igbo tribe of Nigeria), was a training exercise to update troops in the region on the rudiments and basics of their job.
Buratai also disclosed that during the conference, people will receive free medical services from the army.