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Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi has called on citizens in the South East region, particularly certain leaders and elites to be patriotic and desist from spreading fake news about the true security situation in the zone.
Speaking when he was hosted by the new Chief of Army Staff, Major General Farouk Yahaya at Army headquarters on Tuesday, Umahi said, regarding the true security situation in the South East, ‘We need people to be patriotic. What we lack is patriotism in this country. Our leaders, the elites should stop dishing out fake news. This country belongs to all of us’.
Congratulating the Army Chief on his appointment, he pointed out that his appointment was timely saying; ‘Your appointment is coming at a time of hate speeches when some unpatriotic elements are trying to push us back into crises and misunderstanding. But I must say that at this time of insecurity, the Nigerian Army has done very well’.
He continued, ‘There is no reason to bring politics into our security architecture. Insecurity is insecurity anywhere, just like it is in the North East and is being tackled. We must be able to speak firmly to ourselves. We must know that we are friends.
‘I want you to know that we are pledging total commitment to your (Army) efforts at tackling challenges of insecurity across the country’.
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