Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia State has imposed 24-hour curfew in Aba and Umuahia after series of attack on policemen.
A statement sent to Edujandon.com , signed by the Abia State Commissioner of Information, Chief John Okiyi Kalu stated that last night, a contingent of police officers on official duty around Azikiwe Road by Asa in Aba, were attacked by yet to be identified hoodlums numbering over 30 who sadly killed one of the officers and also carted away their arms and ammunition.
He, however, said one of the suspected attackers was apprehended with gunshot injuries.
According to the statement, after detailed review and assessment of the general security situation, including reports of armed cultists and hoodlums sneaking into the state from different parts of the country in large numbers, the burning down of at least two police stations, reported killing of two policemen in the last two days as well as leaked plans to unleash more violence on innocent citizens, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has directed security agents to ensure the immediate arrest and prosecution of the hoodlums, pursue a swift and complete recovery of the stolen arms and ammunition with the necessary vigour, and ensure the cultists are comprehensively flushed out.
The statement reads in parts,
“To ensure the continued security of lives and property of law abiding citizens, the Governor has also directed the imposition of a 24-hour curfew on Aba and Umuahia from 6pm today till further notice.”
“Furthermore, Governor Ikpeazu has approved a cash reward of Five Million Naira Only (N5, 000,000.00) to anyone who provides information leading to the arrest of the hoodlums and armed cultists. This is in addition to the approval of a reward of One Million Naira Only (N1,000,000.00) for each authentic video evidence on brutality and extrajudicial killings by security agents in the state submitted to the Judicial Panel of Inquiry being inaugurated to investigate the incidents.”
“Parents and guardians are strongly advised to monitor the activities of their children and wards to ensure that they are not engaged in nefarious activities, predispose themselves to harm or allow themselves to be used to cause mayhem in the State.”
Tension And Panic as Youths Did This to Hausa/Fulani People (Details below)
Curvy Woman Caught Sleeping With 13-year-old, See Why She Did It (Details below)
Panic as Boko Haram Gives Nigerian Government One Week to do This Or Else (Details below)
I Found My Maid Alone Sleeping Like This, I Did This To Her (Photos below)
- Entertainment2 days ago
- News2 days ago
Jubilations in Nigeria as President Buhari Makes Important Announcement (Details below)
- Celebrity Gossip & Gist2 days ago
Celebrity Yahoo Boy, Fraudster Hushpuppi Is Gone Forever (See Why)
- Lifestyle2 days ago