IPOB not Behind Attacks in South East – Gov. Umahi

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Governor of Ebonyi State  and Chairman of South East Governors’ Forum, David Umahi, has said IPOB and its ESN is not behind attacks in the South East.

Governor Umahi however raised an alarm over what he regarded as plots to incite wars in the region by some evil-minded persons.

He blamed the attacks on bandits, whom he accused of buck passing their crimes on ESN.

The governor who appeared in a television show said: “Of late, we have bandits that are now doing a lot of evil and saying they are ESN members.

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“They commit a lot of crimes and say they are IPOB members and most of the time, IPOB will come and say ‘we have no hands in this. We have no hands in that.

“We have the command of the law to protect lives of our people and we would not allow illegality to thrive in our land. Conflict will not resolve conflict.”

He warned that governors of the zone would no longer tolerate criminals have their way and assured the people that establishment of Ebubeagu would tackle insecurity in the region.

“The problem of this country is that people will leave their problems and make your problem their problem. But what some of these people are doing is to incite the South East into war and step aside, and we are not going to buy into that; we are not going to be deceived again,” he said.

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