Nightlife Activities Return in Owerri, As Imo CP Visits Old English Bar and Grills

Imo State Commissioner of Police, CP Abutu Yaro, has asked the residents of Owerri, the Imo state capital, to resume nightlife activities for which Owerri is known for to boost the state economy as tourist destination.

CP Yaro, who visited Old English Bar and Grills, a popular Owerri bar and restaurant at about 11pm to unwind after day’s activities in his office, said the security situation of the state had improved to the point that people had to start living their normal life.

Nightlife business had closed in the state following the spate of attacks on government facilities and killings in the state in recent times due to the activities of unknown gunmen.

However, Yaro said that security agents were winning the war against banditry in the state.

Yaro said the state, especially Owerri, the state capital, was returning to sanity since the security agents, in different joint operations, decimated the hoodlums.

He, therefore, called on the people of the state to resume nightlife in the state capital.

“We are winning the war against banditry and bandits in the state. The security agents have the capacities and capabilities to protect lives and property in the state. Let nightlife, which Owerri is known for, resume,” Yaro said.

To forestall future occurance, the Commissioner of Police, Imo State Command, CP Abutu Yaro, has ordered the immediate deployment of Police Special Forces to the hinterlands in order to reinforced the security forces patrolling those areas.

The Forces were admonished to be firm on criminals but polite to members of the public. They are to carry out their statutory duties in line with extant laws and global best practices.”

Meanwhile, the CEO of Old English Bar and Grills, Nze Uzochukwu Elui who recounts his lost of over 28 million naira in revenue due to the ugly security situation in the state which affected his business and others thanked the commissioner of police for restoring peace in the state.

IfeanyiCy Njoku writes from Owerri

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