Ebonyi community crisis: Umahi summons security meeting

Just few hours after imposing curfew on Effium Community in Ohaukwu local government area of Ebonyi state, following days of civil unrest that culminated into the loss of lives and property of citizens, the state Governor Engr . David Nweze Umahi, has summoned a meeting of security agencies and stakeholders.

In a statement made available to Blueprint on Sunday, signed by Secretary to the State Government/Co-ordinating Commissioner, Dr Ugbala Kenneth Igwe, Umahi is to use the meeting to restore law and order in the affected areas.

The statement reads: “In furtherance of effort of Ebonyi State to ensure return of peace between Effium and Ezza clan in Effium Community, the Governor of Ebonyi State, His Excellency, Engr . David Nweze Umahi has convened a security Council meeting for Monday, 25th January, 2021 at Effium Market Square. Time is 1pm.

 “Accordingly, those invited to the meeting are security chiefs, all members of state security council, representatives of elders of Ezza and Effium clan, representatives of youth from the two clans, town union executives and traditional ruler of Effium community.

“His Excellency the Governor will use the visit to embark on the on the spot assessment of  the  situation and also address the people  on the issues relating to the crisis. All invitees are requested to be seated by 12:30 pm. Please, note that the meeting will help to reconcile the warring clans and restore peace to the area and therefore, should be  treated as important.”

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