Senate President decries attacks on correctional facilities



of the Senate Ahmad Lawan has decried recent attacks on Police formations and Correctional facilities in Imo.

A statement by Mr Ola Awoniyi, the senate presidents Special on Media, said Lawan described those responsible for the attacks as enemies of the and country.

Lawan stated this in Owerri on Friday inaugurating a road project completed by Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo.

He said that the aim of the attackers was probably to cause a distraction for the Imo government or even the Federal Government.

The road which was named after a former Senate , Late Evan Enwerem, was one of the infrastructural to mark Uzodinma’s one year in office.

Lawan advised the to take ownership of the , utilise them well and protect them as their .

“We been experiencing insecurity recently especially in Imo – the jail break, burning of Police Headquarters and so on.

“These may be attempts by enemies of the to distract this administration or indeed the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.

“When a government programme or project is vandalised, when a government institution is vandalised and burnt, those doing so are enemies of the people.

“Our security need more resources to ensure that we are all protected and life is secured as well as our property.

“We will continue to support our security in partnership with the executive arm of government,” Lawan said.  (NAN)