Umahi commends security agencies over arrest of Ebonyi kingpin, members


 Governor David Nweze Umahi has expressed happiness over the arrest of the kingpin and few members of a suspected kidnap gang from Enyibuchiri in Ikwo Council which abducted over seven little children of Enyigba community in Abakalki Local Government Area of Ebonyi state.

Umahi also commended the security agencies in the state over the arrest of kidnap gang in a statement by the Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Barr. Orji Uche Orji, on Thursday.

The Commissioner said that some members of the gang were also arrested alongside their leader and were now in police custody.

“The state government has dispatched security operatives to the state’s boundary with Cameroon where the remaining gang members are said be hiding.

“The government will do everything within the law to prosecute the suspects and also to ascertain the status of the abducted persons,” Orji said.

The governor according to Orji, also  commended the people of Abakaliki and Ikwo councils, where the two communities, Enyigba and Enyigbichiri are respectively located, for their maturity over the abduction and urged them to sustain such.

“The governor warns miscreants especially from Izzi extraction which covers Abakaliki, to desist from attacks on Ikwo inhabitants both in the state and other places.

“Any further attack on Ikwo people will be viewed as an act of terrorism and the perpetrators decisively dealt with.

“The Izzi and Ikwo people are brothers and should be commended for collectively waging war against criminals who want to destroy their cultural heritage," he added.

The Information Commissioner equally reiterated the governor’s directive that the bails granted to stakeholders of the Effium and Ezza-Effium communities of Ohaukwu Council Area, be revoked, NATIONAL PANEL gathered.

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