New attack on Ebonyi community, Umahi assures security of lives, property

By Victor Nwegede

Ebonyi State Government has received with dismay violent attack on the people of Umuogudu Akpu Ngbo Community in Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the State in the early hours of Monday,  12th April, 2021 but assured security of lives and property in the area.

The Chief Press Secretary to the State Deputy Governor, Monday Uzor made this known in a press statement.

"Please be assured of the readiness of the Governor David Nweze Umahi led administration to secure the lives and property of citizens at all times," part of the statement hinted.

The state government in the statement informed the general public that the preliminary  investigations have indicated attack was not carried out by Fulani herdsmen as being speculated in different quarters.

Further, it reads: "That the government of Ebonyi State is in touch with the leadership of the Fulani herdsmen  (Miyetti Allah) who denied involvement in the attack. 

"That the Leadership of  the Fulani herdsmen  has assured Government and people of Ebonyi State that they will not on any account perpetrate attack on any party of Ebonyi State.

"That the recent attack on Ngbo is linked to the age-long Crisis between the community and  their Agila neighbours of Benue State."

However, the Deputy Governor of Ebonyi State, Chief Eric Kelechi Igwe was reported to have swiftly responded by directing the Military and Police to move into the community to repel the attack and  restore peace.

He urged the general public and in particular the people of Ngbo to remain law abiding and avoid reprisal  as the government is working hard to restore normalcy to the affected community.

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