Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has described the incident of an alleged ‘suicide bomber’ that died following a detonation in his vest as a self-inflicted incident.
The Governor said this when graced a novelty match as a Special Guest of Honour, marking the 2021 Governor David Nweze Umahi’s Annual School Sports at the Government Secondary School, Okposi, Ebonyi South. He warned against the creation of unnecessary fears in the minds of the people. Umahi insisted that there is no suicide bomber or bombing in Ebonyi State even as he expressed worry over the carriers of fake news.
He said: “It is very unfortunate that our people have taken so much into social media. I have received a lot of calls that there was a Fulani herdsman suicide bomber in Afikpo and this is really unfortunate. The accident that happened was a self-inflicted accident by a Mobile Policeman.”
Speaking about the South East regional security outfit code named Ebube-Agu, Umahi said “Ebube-Agu is backed by law which is a lawful demand by the good people of the South East and it’s very unfortunate that some people believe that everything is politics. If you are law-abiding and you are in the state, you will enjoy the protection of the conventional security and the Ebube-Agu security.
“Ebube-Agu can arrest by the reason of the law. Ebube-Agu has the powers to arrest and send the person to the Police to be prosecuted.
“Finally, let me appeal to our youths. You have no reason to go into crime; you have no reason to be brainwashed. We have made contingent provision for our youth’s empowerment. If you still engage in any form of criminality, you will regret it.”
Concerning the sit-at-home order issued by IPOB, slated to hold on the 30th and 31st of May, 2021, the Governor said: “The Biafra we need is this development that we are doing. Anywhere the South East people are being marginalized, we are articulating them and we are taking them to the national.”
Speaking about the annual football competition: Governor David Nweze Umahi’s Annual School Sports, the Governor said: “The winners in the zone will be heading to the state capital, Abakaliki to compete with other zonal champions in order to decide the overall best teams.”