The Imo State House of Assembly has implored security operatives to exercise restraint and adhere to rule of engagement in tackling insecurity in the state.
The House made the call in a statement signed by Chairman, House Committee on Information, Johnson Duru.
The House also called on law-abiding citizens of the state to jettison fear because of the heavy presence of security agents in the state and go about their lawful businesses.
It lent its support for the state governor, Senator Hope Uzodimma for what it termed his commitment and sound leadership, which has rekindled hope and assurance of safety and security in the people of the state.
The House submitted that the heavy presence of security men in the state is for the protection and safety of the people.
The House corroborated the stand of Governo Uzodimma that the insecurity ravaging the state has political underpinnings.
According to the House, neither the Indigenous People of Biafra nor Eastern Security Network was founded on the principles of violence or armed insurrection.
The House stated that both organizations are rather advocates of Igbo liberation and security through peaceful non-violent means.
It described its passage of the law for the establishment of Imo State Security Organization as very timely and a manifestation of its tacit support for the governor in his drive to rid the state of insecurity.
The House therefore appealed to critical stakeholders to rally round the government in its quest to rid the state of agents of destabilization.
The House also enjoined the stakeholders to convoke meetings in their respective domains to sensitize their people on the need to refrain from any acts capable of compounding the already charged situation in the state.
It lauded the separate meetings being held by Governor Uzodimma with stakeholders from all the council areas towards getting first-hand information from the grassroots and proffering plausible solutions to them.