Hope Uzodimma, governor of Imo, has condemned the attacks in the state, saying the residents do not deserve to be victims of such violence.
There have been attacks on government buildings in the state, leading to the killing of several security operatives and residents.
The most recent attack occurred on Sunday, when gunmen attempted to invade the police command headquarters.
The attack on the police headquarters was repelled, while five gunmen — including a man identified as the mastermind of several attacks in Imo — were killed.
However, the country home of Declan Emelumba, Imo commissioner for information, was razed on Sunday.
Speaking during the Sunday service at the Imo state government house chapel, Uzodimma urged the people to keep hope alive, adding that he believes God has taken control of the situation.
“I wish you a very happy Sunday and urge you to join the government of Imo State to continue to thank Almighty God for haven taken control of the security situation in Imo State,” Uzodimma said.
“I know it is not easy. We are paying the price of the callous nature of some people and the hostility we don’t deserve that is being visited on our people.
“Government will not fold its hands and allow the security and welfare of our people to be trampled upon.”
He also encouraged the people of the state to go about their activities without fear of molestation, adding that his administration is committed to ensuring the safety of residents.