NUJ expresses concern over IGP’s silence on Umahi’s residence raid

The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Ebonyi state council Wednesday expressed worries over the silence of Inspector General of Police (IGP) Adamu Mohammed on the raid of Abuja residence of Ebonyi state governor, David Umahi.

The Council strongly condemned the invasion of Governor Umahi’s Abuja home and allegedly linked it to the ban on the movement of herders with arms by South-east Governors’ Forum which Umahi is the Chairman.

The Council in a communique signed by the NUJ Chairman and Very Secretary, Comrades Tony Nwizi and Nnamdi Akpa, expressed concern on the continued silence of the Inspector General of Police and the Presidency on the invasion.

They called on them to come open and make public pronouncements on the outcome of their investigation if any.

Umahi’s home at Abuja was raided recently by security operatives believed to have come from the Force Headquarters of the Nigerian Police.

While the invaders where there, sources told Blueprint that Policemen guarding the residence were disarmed and made to lie on the ground.

The region had in recent times witnessed heightened tensions between Herdsmen and farmers leading to loss of many lives.

The Council described the incident as an unwarranted attack not just on Governor Umahi and the South-east Governors, but against the entire Ndigbo.

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