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Ebonyi governor seeks end to Ezza/Effium communal crisis

Governor Nwifuru of Ebonyi State (file photo)

.Appeals to Army for assistance

‘I want the GOC to do everything possible to mobilize more of his men to move to the community to clamb down on the criminals posing as war lords’

By Nweze Anaga,

Abakaliki

Ebonyi State Governor Francis Nwifuru has appealed to the Nigerian Army to move more personel swiftly to end the lingering Ezza-Effium communal crisis that has consumed lives and properties.

He also commended the army for its efforts in protecting the nation’s territorial integrity over the years.

Governor Nwifuru made the plea when he received the General Officer commanding 82 Division of the Army, Major General Hassan Taiwo Dada, who was in his office in Abakaliki on a courtesy visit.

He particularly appreciated the Army for its pivotal roles in complementing sister-security agencies to stem the tide of insecurity in the state.

His words: “Let me, on behalf of the state and friends of the state, thank the GOC for your show of love and understanding.

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“I am delighted seeing alot of commitment on what Army and sister-agencies have done in Ebonyi and it gives me the confidence that very soon we will get it right in terms of security of lives and property in the state.

“You are not doing that for your personal gains, you are doing it that Ebonyians might have peace and do their businesses.

“We have a challenge security wise and that is the crisis in Effium between Effium and Ezza-Effium.

“I want the GOC to do everything possible to mobilize more of his men to move to the community to clamb down on the criminals posing as war lords.

“I am delighted and confident that with the kind of person you are, I am sure you are well equipped to do the job and do it very well.”

Besides, the General Officer commanding, 82 Division, Enugu, Major General Hassan Taiwo Dada, had said that he was in the state to seek areas of possible partnership with the government to ensure security of lives and property in the state.

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