Ebonyi indigenes in diaspora urge Umahi to curb insecurity in the State

Obinwannem News Ebonyi indigenes in diaspora urge Umahi to curb insecurity in the State

The Association of Ebonyi State indigenes in Diaspora (AESID) has called on the Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, to tackle the rising insecurity situation ravaging the State.

The group said it had in its possession an audio clip where security operatives were asked to declare Mr Oluchukwu wanted and effect his arrest for trial over a published open letter in a national daily regarding the killings in Effium, Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

AESID, in a statement released in Abuja on Thursday, said the government was expected to issue a rejoinder, regarding the open letter, with facts or counter proves; rather than descend so low to harass security agencies into declare the leader of the group wanted.

The statement reads in part: “As a governance abs accountability platform, we in AESID, believe that the interest of the truth and justice would be best served by truth and nothing but sincerity of purpose especially in managing the lingering Effium war and other communal unrest troubling the very soul of our dear state, not to resort to open or clandestine threats to the lives of Ebonyi citizens like our president wilful elected not only ask questions and engage leaders in a democracy, but even shoulder lots of burden the government has elected to ignore.

“We urge the security agencies in Ebonyi state to please jettison the rather hasty and irrational reactions cum conclusions of the government, but rather focus their strength and energy in bringing all those causing these delibiltating unrest in Effium, and indeed our dear State in general to book.

“We take this stand because, we have known our president, Paschal Oluchukwu, well enough, and his track records are there for all to see.

“Ambassador Paschal is only deeply concerned, just like the rest of the ordinary ‘Ebonyians,’ that our peaceful Ebonyi has turned into a killing field, while the government gallivants and prevaricates without seeking open minded and credible solutions to these myriads of violence and insecurity in our land”.

While demanding explanation within 24 hours on the allegations of bias in the lingering Effium carnage, raised in the open letter; the group said such was necessary for the government to clear his name, and help in restoring peace in Effium, and other parts of the State.

“Nigeria government and the whole world should know who is responsible, should any harm befall our dear capacity president, his family, and or relatives, including his businesses home or abroad. For we believe at all times that, the primary purpose of government is the protection of lives and properties of its citizens.”

Ijeoma Njoku reporting, Obinwannem News

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