Steer clear of Ebonyi State, Info Commissioner Warns Criminals

Ebonyi State government has warned criminal elements in the state to steer clear in the state.

This was as it lauded the state police command and it's sister security agents in the state for arresting 15 sit-at-home enforcers including their native Doctor who terrorized the state this week and destroyed some properties in a bid to enforce the sit-at-home order.
In a statement signed by the state Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Jude Okpor, the government warned that it will not tolerate any form of criminality or gangsterism that will truncate peace and tranquility in the state.

Okpor opined that it was disturbing that the peaceful ambience which pervades the state since Governor Francis Nwifuru came on board  was disruptted for the first time and warned that it will not tolerate such anyone.
The Commissioner said "the government of Ebonyi State has received with utmost delight and cheerful commendation, the news of the arrest and parade of a 15-member gang who terrorized innocent citizens of the State in the morning hours of Tuesday, 4th July 2023 trying to enforce an illegal sit-at-home order said to have been proclaimed by a faction of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB by the State's Police Command.

"It was indeed disturbing that the peaceful ambience which had pervaded our dear State was disrupted for the first time under the present administration, when some "Unknown-Gun-Men" carried out wanton attacks on some innocent citizens of the State conducting their lawful businesses at Ishieke market junction, Ahia Ofu and Ukwuagba market in Ngbo at the outskirts of the Abakaliki Urban metropolis in Ebonyi and Ohaukwu Local Government Areas of the State. 
"Whereas, it was confirmed that no life was lost during the ugly encounter, property worth millions of naira were destroyed. Most worrisome was the fear instilled on innocent citizens in other parts of Abakaliki and beyond State by the evil actions of the said hoodlums. 

"The Ebonyi State government is therefore however pleased and satisfied with the spontaneous response of the men and officers of the Nigerian Police Force, Ebonyi State Command and indeed, the sister security agencies in the State who responded to the directives of our security conscious governor by arresting and parading the 15 suspects, including their native Doctor. That there were apprehended barely 48hours after the attack speaks volume of the intelligence network and investigative capabilities of the State's Security Apparatus.
"We are also abundantly satisfied with the level of synergy, collaboration and co-operation given by both the sister security agencies and members of the public that led to the closing-in and eventual arrest of the gang members while reportedly plotting to carry out what may have been even a deadlier attack on unsuspecting Ebonyians.

"The Ebonyi State Government therefore sincerely wish to commend the outgoing State's Commissioner of Police, CP Sunday Faleye and his team for their zeal, resilience and outright commitment in ensuring the security of lives and property of Ebonyi citizens. 
"The show-of-force parade in Abakaliki and other parts of the State by the joint security patrol as directed by the governor, no doubt further assuaged the fears of some worried and concerned Ebonyi citizens and assured them of the readiness of the state government to live up to their Constitutional responsibility of protecting their lives and property.

"We equally express our honest appreciation to other formal and informal security formations, including the Council Chairmen SSA  and SAs on Internal Security in the 13 Local Government Areas in the State for their candid roles in ensuring that our dear State remains in a calm and peaceful climate for the actualization of "the People's Charter of needs" agenda of the government of His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru.

"We therefore wish to also use this opportunity to warn all criminal elements within and around the State to keep off the Salt of the Nation as this government would not tolerate any form of criminality or gangsterism that may disrupt the peace and tranquility necessary for the total delivery of the people-oriented programmes and policies of Rt. Hon. Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru . 
"The government in Ebonyi State places great premium on security of lives and property and therefore enjoins all citizens and residents to go about their lawful businesses without fear as it would continue to do all that is within it's powers to protect and preserve them, their businesses and property in accordance with our constitutional mandate". ENDS

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