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Ebonyi govt condemns assault on army, police in Effium/Ezza neighborhood

The Ebonyi State Authorities has condemned a latest assault on army and police formations within the state.

The safety personnel have been mentioned to have been attacked in Effium/Ezza neighborhood, Ohaukwu Native Authorities Space of the state, the place they have been deployed to revive peace and order within the crisis-ridden neighborhood.

The state Commissioner for Info, Uchenna Orji, mentioned in an announcement on Thursday in Abakaliki that the assault was unwarranted.

Mr Orji mentioned the federal government condemned the disagreement by folks from each Effium and Ezza and the “mindless assaults”, particularly on the safety companies deployed to make sure the safety of the folks.

“We’ve got seen that the stakeholders and youths within the space should not actually dedicated to peaceable co-existence regardless of the interventions by authorities and efforts of safety companies to halt all hostilities in that neighborhood.

“It’s noteworthy to say that the State Authorities, in contemplating the circumstances of the folks particularly the aged and different susceptible individuals, put aside N100 million within the first occasion to rehabilitate these helpless folks each at Effium and Ezza.

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“This help is with a view of mitigating the socio-economic circumstances of the folks.

“It’s subsequently apparent that the stakeholders and the youths are the rationale for these lingering disputations.

“Let me state it clearly that the federal government will proceed to do all the pieces attainable to guard the lives and property of the folks of Effium/Ezza,” he mentioned.

The commissioner mentioned the state authorities had taken a call to withdraw the N100 million pending when the 2 teams would embrace peace.

“The Government Council additional took a call that with out prejudice to the elected public servants, no particular person from Effium/Ezza-Effium shall be appointed into the state public service until such a time the federal government is satisfied about their dedication to peace of their neighborhood.

“Authorities could take into account stopping additional execution of presidency infrastructural programmes in that neighborhood till complete peace is returned,” he added.

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