Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State has urged security agencies to apply international best practices in their rules of engagement across the Southeast.
Uzodinma made the call while flagging off the joint security operation codenamed â€œExercise Golden Dawnâ€ and was contained in a statement issued by the state government.
Exercise Golden Dawn was introduced to tackle the increasing insecurity across the Southeast.
However, the governor urged residents of the Southeast to join security agents in the fight against insecurity in the region.
The statement reads: â€œHis Excellency the Distinguished Senator Hope Uzodinma flagged off the joint operation of our security agencies code-named â€œExercise Golden Dawnâ€ to combat the rising insecurity across the South Eastern region.
â€œIt is a well known fact that security of lives and properties are one of the obligations of the Government while it is an established understanding that security is everyoneâ€™s business. It is on the above premise that it becomes pertinent for everyone to join hands with the Government for a secured society where peace reigns.
â€œThis Exercise Golden Dawn which has the Imo State command at Orlu, would be operated across the Southeastern states to forestall breakdown of law and order while ensuring the safety of all, especially with the festive seasons approaching.
â€œIt is no longer news that in recent times, the people of the South-East have been experiencing insurgency arising from numerous factors. However, with the cooperation of everyone, the security agencies would arrest the situation and return normalcy in the land.
â€œWhile flagging off the operation, His Excellency Governor Hope Uzodinma charged the security agencies to apply international best practice in observance to rules of engagement as they discharge their duties.â€