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Police Confirm Killing Of Ebonyi First Class Monarch

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The Police Command in Ebonyi State has confirmed the killing of a traditional ruler in Umuihe autonomous community, Akaeze, in the Ivo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

The Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Joshua Ukandu, confirmed the killing on Tuesday in a message which was sent to The Eastern Updates.

He stated that the gunmen invaded the community over the weekend and killed the first-class monarch, adding that the police responded on getting a distress call of the attack but the hoodlums had already committed the act.

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Immediately we got a distress call on the incident, we swung into action. The assailants already left the scene by the time our men moved to the scene but we are trailing the assailants,” he stated.

The police spokesperson said effort has been intensified to arrest the perpetrators of this heinous act.

In another report, in a determined effort to ensure that the government flushes out remnants of criminal activities in Uzo Uwani local government area and enhance the safety and security of the people, the Enugu State governor, Dr. Peter Mbah, has launched a series of coordinated onslaughts against assailants and criminal elements, which led to security operatives arresting scores of suspects bearing dangerous weapons in some of the forests in the area.

The governor has issued a warning against self-help by some members of the community, stating that anyone or any group of persons inciting or encouraging self-help will be dealt with according to the laws of the land. He emphasized that his administration will not tolerate people taking the law into their own hands, as it goes against civilized and legal norms.

While suing for peace among the Adani, Igga and other neighboring communities in the council area who have been engaging on reprisal attacks over communal land disputes, Governor Mbah, during an unscheduled visit to both Adani and Igga communities in Uzo Uwani LGA on Sunday evening, announced that his administration had already offered scholarships and job opportunities to the children and wives of the two slain police officers and three Neighbourhood Watch operatives who lost their lives in an ambush on Friday at Ada Rice farm settlement by suspected criminals engaged by Igga community to carry attacks on innocent civilian population.

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