Alleged Gunmen Attack; Ebonyi SSC Makes Clarification

By Our Reporter, Abakaliki

Special Security Consultant (SSC) to Ebonyi State Government, Chief Stanley Okoro Emegha, on Monday said, the alleged invasion of the state capital by unknown gunmen was highly misrepresented, stressing that the said attack was a gang of hoodlums that invaded a provision store at Ahiaofu along Enugu/Abakaliki express way which caused panic among the populace, and rumor mongers spread the news within the metropolis.

In a statement by the special security Consultant to the state government, urged the general public to go about their lawful business as the issue has been put under control. The statement reads in full;

"This is to inform all Government officials, civil servants as well as the general public to confidently go about their lawful engagements as what just happened in Ebonyi State was misconstrued and escalated by unscrupulous elements to cause panic and apprehension among the peace loving people.

"For clarity purposes, it was a gang of hoodlums that invaded Ahiaofuru along Abakaliki/Enugu Highway where they partially attacked a provision shop causing a stir around the axis. No life was lost as being circulated by rumour mongers and enemies of the state.

"Again, all Government Functions still stand as scheduled because the state is fully and absolutely under control.

"The men of Ebubeagu and other security agencies have been drafted to strategic locations while others are on patrol to further secure the citizens and their properties.

"Please, be rest assured that our men are tracking down on them and very soon they will be arrested and prosecuted according to the law.

"Ebonyi state is safe", he concluded.

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