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Umahi Sends Strong Warning To Bandits, Promises To Go After Their Parents



The governor of Ebonyi state, David Umahi has said he will be going after the parents of the gunmen that are attacking residents of the state.

The governor made the declaration on Wednesday, Oct. 6 while signing a contract agreement for phase two of the Abakaliki ring road.

The statement which was was released by the governor’s spokesman, Francis Nwaeze, said that the Umahi will no longer tolerate killings In his state.

He said that if the treacherous act should continue he would go after the parents of the assailants and make them feel what it means to lose someone.

Umahi also revealed that he would hold traditional rulers, coordinators of development centers, and council chairman responsible if there were any level of disturbance.

He went ahead to say that if the lack of jobs was a problem for the bandits he would provide it but they need to stop their killings.

Umahi said: “There will be no killings again or burning of houses in my state. If the problem is that they don’t have anything doing, bring them, I will find them something doing. But if they refuse and you fail to bring their names to me, you will pay the price.

“All I need is information. If they take this offer, I will not arrest anybody. I will empower and integrate them, but nobody should kill anybody.

“About this Monday thing, you must mobilise people to the markets, the security to patrol the streets and everywhere, because you know these boys and you know their parents.

“Any further killing(s), I will go after the parents of these boys. Let them see how painful it is — spilling the blood of innocent people because you are promised heaven and earth.

“You allow people to import criminals and they are in the bushes killing our people and you are keeping quiet. Enough is enough. I have charged Ebubeagu to roll out today and do their work.”