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Senator worried over hovering helicopters in Orlu

Senator worried over hovering helicopters in Orlu

By Chris Njoku, Owerri

A former governorship aspirant, Senator Samuel Nnaemeka Anyanwu, has described as despicable and unwarranted, the continued hovering of military helicopters at Orlu in Orsu Local Government of Imo State.

Anyanwu, in a statement at the weekend, said such action could cause psychological injury on innocent people, adding that there was no proper notice that military hardware would embark on such strange display at the affected areas.

He wondered if there was any war going on in the state to warrant the military to unleash their personnel on the masses, noting that such exercise would inhibit the rights of the people to free movement.

“It is wrong for the military to intimidate the people with strange movement of their hardware without properly informing the rural people who are made up of peasant farmers. This action does not only affect them psychologically, but also frightens them from going about their normal businesses.”

He called on Governor Hope Uzodinma to intervene, to restore public sanity before it degenerates into another bloody clash as witnessed a few weeks ago, lamenting how the Southeast was gradually turning to a battle ground.

The senator enjoined the people not to panic, saying efforts were on to reach out to relevant bodies with a view to nipping the ugly trend in the bud.


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