The Governor of Ebonyi State and Chairman of South-East Governors Forum, Dave Umahi, on Monday, disclosed that evil men are currently in the state to kill residents of the state.
Umahi disclosed in Abakaliki during a prayer session organised by the government to seek God’s intervention on insecurity in the state.
He further stated that he had been advised to halt the inspection of projects in the state, but he would continue to do so because he is not afraid.
“God has not given us the spirit of fear and I ask: who is there to stop me?”
“We will walk the streets of Abakaliki without security, I will become sick if I don’t go for projects’ inspection.”
The South-East Governors forum chairman called on the people of Ebonyi State, to work in unity, he added that the common man in his state is pleased with his governance.
“Evil men have infiltrated our state to kill, maim and kidnap but God would deliver us,” he added.
Recall that Umahi recently declared his intention to negotiate with bandits to find a lasting solution to the security challenges in the state.
The governor said this at the declaration on Friday in Abakaliki at the presentation of 40 vehicles and 20 pickup trucks to security agencies for enhanced operations in the state.
He urged local government chairmen and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) to identify the bandits and present them for debriefing.
“I want to talk to the bandits and empower them as we cannot continue to kill ourselves and destroy public infrastructure.
“The bandits are our children and I am pained when they or the security agencies are killed.
“I want to ascertain their grievances against the Ebonyi or federal government, collate the facts for discussions to commence,” he said.
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