He said he would bring the perpetrators to justice.
He has also promised that government will set up a Panel of Inquiry that will look into the immediate and remote causes of the crises and make recommendations that will help stop further occurrence.
At a news conference on Monday, he expressed dismay over the incident, where bandits confronted the Military Patrol, burnt their vehicle, abducted and killed two soldiers, and made away with their rifles.
Governor Uzodimma said it is no longer pardonable for the people or group of persons to take laws into their hands.
He regretted that banditry, violence, kidnapping and other forms of crime and criminality have been on the increase since the jail break in Owerrri that saw criminals melt into the streets.
“The evidence of their activities is manifested in what happened at Izombe Community where one of those who confronted the military was an escapee from Owerri Prisons. Fortunately or otherwise, the hoodlum was killed by the soldiers in the confrontation.”
The Governor sent his condolences to the families of the deceased soldiers and statesmen who died in the mayhem in the course of service to their fatherland and assured that their sudden death will not be allowed to go in vain.
He reiterated that Government will do all within its powers to support the security agencies, no matter what it will cost, to ensure peace fully returns to Imo State.
Governor Uzodimma also promised to visit Izombe Community to get first hand information of what transpired with a view to setting up a Commission of Inquiry to look into the causes and effects of what transpired.
Uzodimma spoke to the mediamen in the company of military and police chiefs in the state.
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