Insecurity: Gov Ikpeazu Directs Herders to Vacate The Bush

Insecurity: Gov Ikpeazu Directs Herders to Vacate The Bush

Following the scenes of incessant Kidnappings and killings in Umunneochi LGA of Abia State, the Governor of Abia State, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has directed Commissioner of Police, Abia State alongside with Umunneochi Youths, to provide immediate Security along the Ihube to Isuochi Road stretching from Ngodo through Lomara Junction all the Way to Ihube. 
Upon the implementation of the above  directive, the Governor directs the  Chairman of Umunneochi LGA, Chief Ifeanyi Madu to  open the Road leading from Ihube through Lomara Junction to  Ngodo Isuochi immediately.
In a press statement signed by Abia state Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Eze Chikamnayo  Commissioner of Police, Abia State has been mandated to draw up logistic requirements for mounting six additional check points at strategic locations across Umunneochi LGA. 
Arising from the extensive interactive sessions which the  Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has been having with Umunneochi Leaders, Stakeholders and Security Agencies, he also directed that all settlers, herders and individuals residing inside the forests around Umunneochi LGA to vacate such locations with immediate effect. 
According to the statement, government can no longer guarantee the safety of any person or group found to be residing in the forests around Umunneochi LGA. 
It added that all Cows and herders around Umunneochi LGA are hereby restricted strictly to the Cattle Market located at Umuchieze until a final decision is reached concerning the menace in the Cattle Market, while the Leadership of the Youths of Umunneochi LGA, Vigilante Groups, Hunters and the Hausa Community will continue to meet with the Governor until an amicable solution is found to the incessant cases of Insecurity in the area.
The Governor in the statement further urges all parties to show restraint and circumspection in their utterances and actions in order to maintain the peace and promote peaceful coexistence of all law abiding citizens.

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