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Umahi Orders Immediate Arrest Of Killers Of Soldier In Ebonyi

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The Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi has ordered immediate investigation and possible arrest of gunmen who allegedly killed a soldier whose name is yet to be identified at the time of filing this report at the Boundary between Ebonyi and Enugu States.

Umahi spoke to journalists through the Commissioner of Information and State Orientation, Mr. Uchenna Orji, shortly after an executive council meeting on Thursday.

According to him, ‘Today, the executive council was briefed on the killing of a soldier on duty by yet to identify gunmen in a boundary between Uburu community in Ebonyi and Mpu in Enugu State.

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‘The executive council condemned in totality the killing and urged the security operatives to intensify efforts to bring the perpetrators to justice.

‘The executive council also noted the renewed hostilities in Abaomege/Ishinkwo communities over their disputed land and directed stakeholders from the area to work closely with the security agencies, with a view to identifying those who are responsible for the renewed attacks despite the state government’s resolution on the disputed land’.

The Eastern Updates reports that there has been series of clashes between gunmen and members of the South East security unit, Ebube Agu as well as members of the Nigerian army.

THE EASTERN UPDATES

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