A retired Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Ambrose Aisabor, has reacted to the attack on a correctional facility and Police Command Headquarters in Owerri in Imo State Capital on Monday by unknown gunmen.
Aisabor in his statement accused IPOB agitators of been desperate to declare the Biafra republic, hence the need to build up their armoury by attacking security agencies.
He further stated that the development explains why the Eastern Security Network, ESN has not been attacking innocent citizens.
He said, “If you look at it, they are not attacking ordinary people. They are attacking the police, the army, and the air force that is what they are doing.”
“Why they are attacking those military formations is because they want to have enough ammunition to enable them prosecute their war against the government of Nigeria. They want to have their own police; they want to have their own armoury and so on.”
He added that the security outfit of the proscribed group have become so courageous to attack security agencies because of the failure of intelligence on the part of the security agencies.
The former AIG noted that it is high time the security agencies improve on their intelligence gathering to forestall future attacks.
He also called on the federal government to urgently convoke a national security summit involving all stakeholders including the security experts, traditional rulers, religious leaders and government officials, to come up with solutions on addressing the insecurity in the land especially the South-East part of the country.