Some police officers have been conveyed to protect Ama Awusa, a settlement dominated by northerners in Owerri, Imo State capital.
Senior Special Assistant to Governor Hope Uzodimma on Gender and Vulnerable Persons (men), Sulaiman Ibrahim Sulaiman revealed to Daily Trust that satisfactory security had been given to forestall further attack in the state.
Sulaiman who said individuals have been sensitised on the need to live in harmony with their neighbors, added that northerners in the state are not thinking about to do backlash, particularly on the recent killing of seven traders as they have accepted it as a demonstration of God.
“We have taken everything as the will of Allah. To Him we come and to Him we shall return. Some of us have been here for decades. Even our grandparents were here over 150 years ago. So we see yourselves as indigenes of the state and so there is no need to fight or create recriminations between us.”
Sulaiman also advised those in the North threatening attack on Igbo interests in the North not to play into the hands of politicians who are not happy when there is peace in the country.