Protect yourselves with cutlass, Umahi tells Ebonyians


Gov. David Umahi of Ebonyi has warned that merchants who adjust to the Monday’s sit-at-home order must be able to forfeit their retailers.

Umahi issued the warning in a state-wide broadcast on Saturday in Abakaliki to mark the sixth anniversary of his administration.

He was reacting to the order by the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) to the folks of South-East zone.

He directed that each one markets within the state ought to open for enterprise on Monday.

The governor stated: “There must be free motion of individuals within the state on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and different days of the 12 months.

“People ought to go to church on Sunday to hope for the nation’s fallen safety brokers, civilians and peace and unity of the state and nation.

“I problem the youths, native authorities space chairmen, safety brokers, Ebebeagu safety outfit, amongst others, to make sure that nobody is molested within the state.

“Anyone who has nothing to protect himself should do so with cutlass, which should be for protection and not for attack.”

He stated that each one types of procession had been banned within the state besides these by youths organised by council chairmen.

“I’ve been notified about such processions and they’re getting used to profile our folks for empowerment.

“I charge the Ebubeagu security outfit, which is backed by the state laws, to ensure that the people are protected,” Umahi stated.

He stated the state couldn’t go into “second slavery under any guise”, stating that “the secession the folks want is very large financial growth.

“There will probably be motion in different components of the nation, if there may be none within the South-East so folks ought to subsequently ignore such order.

“Ebonyi people are grateful to President Muhammadu Buhari for all his assistance and if people do not see his goodness, he has been good to us,” he stated.

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He urged dad and mom and related stakeholders to advise youths to toe the trail of peaceable co-existence and never rely on the illusionary influences of exhausting medication and fetish powers.

In a associated growth, the Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Mohammed Aliyu, additionally suggested residents to ignore the IPOB order.

Aliyu gave the recommendation in an announcement issued in Enugu by the command’s Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, on Saturday.

According to Ndukwe, the commissioner appeals to residents to discountence the order and go about their authentic companies with out concern of intimidation.

“We are reassuring everybody about the command’s commitment to collaborate with other security agencies to sustain adequate public security and safety in the state, in line with the mandate of “Operation Restore Peace.”

“The command warns anyone or group harbouring any sinister intentions to disrupt the relative peace and safety loved within the state to desist forthwith, as such try will probably be resisted.

“The command entreats dad and mom, guardians in addition to non secular, conventional and city union leaders to warning their topics in opposition to permitting themselves to be incited by mischief-makers to foment hassle,’’ Ndukwe said.

The assertion additional urged residents to “remain law-abiding and vigilant as they go about their legitimate businesses”.

It appealed to the folks to report prison components and individuals discovered fomenting hassle to the closest police station.

It implored the folks to alternatively name the next emergency command’s hotlines: 08032003702, 08075390883, 08086671202 or 08098880172.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) stories that IPOB had issued a sit-at-home order within the southeast on May 31 to commemorate the dying of many individuals through the civil struggle that ended about 51 years in the past. (NAN)

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