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# EndSARS Protest: Fear of Attack Grips Prison Officers, May Boycott Taking Inmates To Court



Fear of the unknown appears to have taken center stage amongst the prison officials in Imo particularly those saddled with the responsibility of taken prison inmates to courts for fear of being attacked by END SARS protesters.

A prior officer in Imo who would not want his name in print confirmed to Lead that leadership of the prisons is planning on the best way to be taken prison inmates to court so as not to be attacked by the peaceful END SARS protesters who have been on protest for some days now demanding total reformation of the police force, scrape of SARS amongst others.

This fear became prevalent following the allegation that the peaceful END SARS protesters pulled down the prison gate in Edo State and asked all the prisoners to leave the cell.

According to the said Imo prison officer, the management of the prison is contemplating whether to put on hold taking inmates to court pending when the protesters leave the streets of Owerri.

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2023: Uzodinma Wins Hearts Of Owerri West



, Nekede, Ihiagwa, Obinze Rd Set For Completion… Described As Man Of His Words By Kanayo… You Have Restored Our Hope In 3R- Indigenes

Ahead of 2023 elections, Governor Hope Uzodinma appears to have gradually winning the hearts of OWerri West people who are predominantly PDP loyalists.

This however followed the fulfillment of  the promise he made to them that before the next raining season, the Nekede Ihiagwa, Obinze and FUTO Road  which has been a night mare to indigenes as well as students of Federal Polytechnic Nekede and FUTO.

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Governor Uzodinma had few months ago, re-awarded the said Nekede Road  to another construction company. After it was initially abandoned by a contractor assigned it to by the former Ihedioha’s led administration for reasons yet to be made public. Uzodinma however assured the people that the road would not only be done according to specified time but in a way that it will stand the taste of time.

During the inspection of the Road over the weekend, the people of OWerri West and Other Road Users came out en-mass to hail Uzodinma who was accompanied on the said inspection by the House Member Representing Owerri West in Imo State House of Assembly, Hon. Kanayo Onyemaechi as well as the contractors handling the job poured encominiums on the Governor and assured him of their support in the 2023 elections.

The crowd who composed various songs with the Governor’s name made it clear that he has restored their hope and confidence in the 3R Government which they vowed to support hence forth.

In same vain, the House of  Assembly Member Representing Owerri West in Imo House of Assembly, Hon. Kanayo Onyemaechi assured the Governor of the continued support of the OWerri West people  pointing out that with the reconstruction of the said Road which he described as one of the major Roads in the area having linked the two Federal Institutions of Federal Polytechnic Nekede and the Federal University of Technology Owerri, that both the indigenes and non indigenes would give him unalloyed  support in the next election.

Describing Uzodinma as a man of his words, Onyemaechi popularly known as Egbe Eji Eje Ogu revealed that with the completion of the job, Governor Uzodinma has also restored  the confidence of the Owerri west in him having assured  the people that Uzodinma led Government would put the road through.

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Change Security Chiefs , Wike Urges FG



Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike has approached the Federal Government to change the Security Chiefs to give space for new thoughts and methodology in handling the dangers of internal security.

The governor, Wike settled on the decision during the wreath laying and parade ceremony put in place to mark the 2021 Armed Forces Remembrance Day in Port Harcourt on Friday.

The governor, who recognized the endeavors made so far by the nation’s security chiefs in the fight against insurgents, noted anyway that in spite of full military commitment with Boko Haram and bandits, the dangers give off an impression of being overpowering on the nation’s security agencies.

Governor Wike stated, Boko Haram, bandits and killer herders have kept on overrunning networks, arbitrarily murdering and abducting helpless individuals.

As indicated by him, these insurgents have likewise decimated private and public property without any difficulty, and it is the ideal opportunity for the Federal Government to make an unequivocal move and end such menace.

“A nation is as strong as its Armed Forces. Her failure to defeat the Boko Haram insurgency notwithstanding long periods of full military commitment shows that everything isn’t well with our methodologies and responsibilities to the fight against the internal security.

“Today, consequently, additionally raises the need to for us all to be worried by the disintegrating security across the nation and restate the call on the Federal Government to do all things needed to bring the security threat by Boko Haram and armed bandits to a definitive end in the most limited conceivable time.

“We thank the Service Chiefs for their endeavors so far in the fight against the insurgents. Yet, we additionally line up with the worry of citizens that having apparently reached their wit end, they should now give way for new hands and thoughts to give the battle the driving force that it so unequivocally needs to guarantee that Boko Haram and killer bandits are extensively crushed and cleared out of presence.

“The time has arrived for the Federal Government to stop the pretence, change procedure, look for help from our companions and stand up to the direness of the internal security situation in Nigeria with each weaponry available to it to stop the slaughtering, free all hostages and improve the physical security of our nation for all Nigerians,” he said.

The governor expressed that all Nigerians are charitable recipients of the different penances made by the Armed Forces as they put their life in line to defend the nation.

According to Governor Wike, the least obligation each Nigerian owes the soldiers, veterans, and their families is to keep on recollecting, respect and commend them for their remarkable courage in service and sacrifice to the nation.

“On this solemn day and event hence, we join the rest of our nation to respect and honor every one of our officers who lost their lives at the different battlefields in the service of our country.

“We likewise salute and honor each serving member of Nigerian Armed Forces continuing today in the noble tradition of those before them dutifully defending our nation’s territorial integrity.

“They are fighting to keep us safe and secured in the face of insurgencies from Boko Haram, Bandits and other criminal elements posing a threat on our peace and security across the nation.

“Our dearest nation is still together, existing and waxing stronger as one unified, free, and democratic nation in light of your responsibility and sacrifice to its solidarity and progress.

“As Nigerians, our collective desire is to have a nation where we would all be able to live in solidarity, freedom and security. A nation where our kids and grandkids can live in relative comfort and take a stab at a more promising time to come,” he expressed.

Governor Wike expressed the need to have a lasting reward framework for officers and men of the Armed Forces to encourage them in their sacrifices to the nation.

He said his administration has kept on executing such financial support strategy for security personnel of Rivers origin as a result of the worth it puts on the selfless sacrifices they make to keep Nigeria united and in harmony.

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Happy New Year 2021!



Happy new year our highly esteemed reader! We wish you a very productive year 2021. We heartily thank you for trusting us to Lead you in the past years and we look forward to helping you to find the truths this year. We are the Lead Express.

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