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Abia state governor appeals to the Nigerian army to reduce its presence in Aba and Umuahia

Following the current faceoff between some troopers and IPOB members in Aba and Umuahia on Tuesday, September 12th, the Abia state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu, has appealed to the Nigerian Army to reduce the presence of its officers in these components of the state.

On Tuesday, some army officers had a conflict with IPOB members once they tried to entry a highway shut to the chief of the group, Nnamdi Kanu’s house in Umuahia.

Abia state governor appeals

IPOB members who have been on their method from Aba to Umuahia to defend their chief had a faceoff with the troopers, main to the dying of seven of their members.

Governor Okezie final evening, had a gathering with Traditional rulers and the General Officer Commanding (GOC) commanding the 82 Division of the Nigeria Army Enugu, Major General A.B. Abubakar, at Government House Umuahia.

According to a press release by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Enyinnaya Appolos, the following are the highlights of the assembly:

1. The Governor and the Traditional Rulers appealed to the GOC to reduce army presence in the state, notably at Aba and umuahia, as rigidity in the areas have gone down.

2. That the Nigerian Police and different safety businesses ought to be sure that those that are introduced into Abia from different states, in order to trigger hassle and interact in acts able to inflicting breach of regulation and order, must be prevented from coming into the state.

three. That Traditional Rulers ought to additional liaise with HRH Eze I.O Kanu (father of Nnamdi Kanu, Leader of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB) to additional discover methods of restoring peace and normalcy.

four. That Abians and those that do enterprise in the state ought to go about their regular companies with out worry of molestation, whereas desisting from acts able to inflicting the breach of peace in the state.

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