The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi, on Wednesday, gave a 72-hour ultimatum to heads of DSS, police, civil protection and different safety companies to arrest the killers of two troopers and cops within the state.
Umahi made this recognized whereas briefing journalists shortly after an enlarged safety emergency assembly that occurred on the new Authorities Home, Abakaliki.
The governor, nevertheless, tasked unknown gunmen to cease attacking, killing safety companies in addition to terrorizing harmless residents of the southeast within the identify of agitation.
He equally declared curfew within the state from 8:00pm to six:00am, and, nevertheless, banned motion from all entrance and exit factors within the state, stressing that anybody discovered violating the order will likely be arrested and prosecuted.
Based on him: “We have now agreed that each one native docs within the state and conventional drugs sellers should inside seven days at the moment register with the Commissioner for Border Peace, with the Commissioner for Well being and with the police. There will likely be govt order to this occasion and anybody that’s caught doing in any other case will likely be arrested and will likely be prosecuted.
“We’re conscious that there are some killings over the weekend; a policeman was killed, two troopers have been killed and I believe one civilian and their killers are pure bandits.
“They do these killings and put it on social media that they’re members of IPOB or ESN. With out standing for both IPOB or ESN, however they proceed to disclaim that they don’t seem to be into violence however for me, criminality is criminality and I’ve directed safety companies to crackdown on all legal actions within the state.
“And for individuals who did the killings, the safety companies should convey them to e book inside 72 hours, they need to try this.
“We agreed that there’s rampant faux information in Ebonyi state. Like at the moment, any individual posted that herdsmen are in Ebonyi and they’re killing folks and colleges began closing down, college students and pupils began operating helter skelter, is that what we are going to proceed to tolerate?
“And so, I’ve directed whether or not you might be in opposition, whether or not you might be in settlement, no matter factor you might be, you have to be tracked down in order that you have to be going to court docket to show no matter factor you might be placing ahead.
“We have now directed that each one wake-keep within the state should finish by 6:pm and the native authorities Chairmen, safety brokers and Ebubeagu should implement this.
“All social actions should finish by 6pm. Whenever you defy this order, you’ll pay a minimal of N1million as a result of loads of hoodlum actions occur throughout this week-keep going into the evening,” he acknowledged.