Umahi distributes motorcycles to security officers in Ebonyi

By Victor Nwegede

Ebonyi government under the watch of Govenor David Umahi  on Wednesday distributed not less than 100 motorcycles to security agencies in the state.

Presenting the motorcycles to the heads of  security personnel in Abakaliki,  Governor Umahi represented by the State Commissioner for Internal Security, Border Peace and Conflict Resolution, Chief Stanley Okoro Emegha, said the offer was made to respond to their appeal to enable them restore peace in the grassroot areas especially in Effium crisis community. 

He said, "it is the fulfilment of the promise the state government made to the security agencies, you know this Effium and Ezza Effium crisis, there are too many hinterlands that vehicles cannot access. 

"And as such the security agencies made appeal to the governor of the state to procure some motorcycles for them, we procured 100 pieces of the motorcycles."

The 100 pieces of motorcycles were distributed across the security agencies in the state, 30 pieces for the police, 20 for the army and 50 of them were given to  the state owned Neighborhood Watch Vigilantee group.

While speaking on the security situation of the Effium community, he expressed hope that, the deployed troops  to the crisis area as well as the continual visits by the state Deputy Governor and other security Chiefs, peace has returned to the place.

"For weeks now and with the deployment of the troops, the  area has been calmed, and the deputy governor have been visiting there on two days basis, with me and other security Chiefs and as such, we have relative peace there for now," he said.

 On the counter reactions trailing alleged herders' attack on Ngbo people in Ohaukwu council area of the state, he maintained that the attacks on the community were not herdsmen but suspects from Agila community of Ado Local Government Area of Benue state.

He also maintained that the earlier claims by the state government in reaction to the attack, saying the manner of the operation and the information gathered at the scene of the crime area is evident to rely on as the truth.

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