Ebonyi Governor Tells Traders To Get Cutlasses, Defend Selves Against IPOB’s Sit-at-home Order

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

He additionally charged those that don’t have any weapons for self-defence to get cutlasses for the aim.



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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 individuals of South-East zone.

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

He mentioned: “There needs to be free motion of individuals within the state on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and different days of the yr.

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

“I problem the youths, native authorities space chairman, 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 mentioned that each one types of procession had been banned within the state besides these organised by council chairmen.

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

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




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He mentioned the state couldn’t go into “second slavery under any guise”, declaring that “the secession the individuals want is very large financial improvement.

“There can be motion in different elements of the nation, if there’s none within the South-East so individuals 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 mentioned.

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

In a associated improvement, 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 discountenance the order and go about their authentic companies with out worry 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.”

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