Governor of Imo State, Rochas Okorocha has urged the Federal Government to declare Nigeria as a nation at war after the loss of many soldiers to a terrorist group, Boko Haram.
While speaking at the Government House in Owerri, Imo State capital, on Thursday, November 29, 2018, the governor said the recent loss of soldiers to the terrorist group in Borno State is worrisome to the nation. He said
“A nation has to be in a serious war to lose 10 soldiers, not to talk about 40 soldiers. So Nigeria must declare itself as a nation at war.
“What I think is happening in the North-East is what was happening here in Imo State when I came in 2011. Owerri was notorious for kidnapping and we were number one state for kidnapping when I came in to the extent that by 5:30 or 6pm everybody had gone home for fear of being kidnapped. But we tackled it and overcame.”