Defend Yourself Against Killers— Dave Umahi Tells Ebonyians .
The Ebonyi State governor and chairman of the South-east Governors Forum, Dave Umahi , urged the residents of his governing state , Ebonyi, to rise up against those who threaten their existence.
The governor , who is fully aware of the killings of the heavily armed Fulani herders in the state, told Ebonyi residents to protect themselves against the external aggressors .
He revealed this in an enormous security meeting held in Ecumenical Center, Abakaliki.
Umahi said “We note that there have been threats from herders with AK-47, sending text messages to Ebonyi State that they are coming to attack us.
“We have resolved as a people to confront anybody whether he is a herder or criminal, that will come into the state with any gun to kill or anyone that enters the state with the intention to commit assault.
“Protect yourself in all the nooks and crannies of the state; confront anybody that wants to kill our people. If the people want to kill with sticks, look for a stick; don’t look for security people to come, no sleeping day and night, protect yourself.”
The governor recently launched a security outfit modelled after ‘Amotekun’ of the South-West, in collaboration with other South-east governors to tackle the rising insecurity on the region. The security outfit, nicknamed ‘Ebubeagu’, has not fully begun operation.
Few months ago, the governor tried to clamp down on native doctors who he accused of preparing charms for the unknown gunmen.