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The Police Command in Abia State has declared one Rejoice Ezeocha, a 13-year-old- old girl, missing, The Eastern Updates reports.
According to the Abia Police Command’s press release which was sent to The Eastern Updates on Tuesday, the missing girl is a native of Ofeke, Azueke Ndume Ibeku, Umuahia North, but a resident of Lodu Ndume, Ibeku, also in Umuahia North LGA of the State.
The statement signed by the State Police Public Relations Officer, Maureen Chinaka, said that Rejoice left their house on the 18th of July, 2023, to an unknown destination.
She went on to add that efforts made by her relatives to trace her whereabouts proved abortive.
According to her, Rejoice, who is 13 years old, is dark in complexion with no tribal marks and could speak English language fluently.
The statement appealed to anyone with useful information that could lead to the whereabouts of Rejoice to contact Prince Ezeocha of Ofeke, Azueke Ndume Ibeku, any nearest Police station or Office of the Police Public Relations Officer, State Police Command Umuahia.
In another report, Nuhu Ribadu, the National Security Adviser (NSA) to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, met with Governors from the five South-East states in Abuja on Monday.
While journalists were not informed of the agenda of the closed-door session, it is possible that it is related to the escalating security issues in Anambra, Enugu, Abia, Imo, and Ebonyi states.
The Eastern Updates recalls that last Wednesday, the Senate condemned the Monday sit-at-home in the South East geopolitical zone and asked the Federal Government to collaborate with the Finnish Government and extradite a pro-Biafran agitator, Simon Ekpa, for prosecution.
The upper chamber resolved to invite the Minister of Foreign Affairs (when appointed) and relevant stakeholders to carry out a thorough investigation as well as bring other sponsors of the act to book.