Governor Umahi Reveals Identity of Unknown Gunmen Terrorizing South East

Date: 23-05-2022 1:01 pm (1 month ago) | Author: Bayo Nelson
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Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi has stated that unknown gunmen terrorizing residents of the South East are not outsiders. He made the revelation in a recent interview. According to him, the attacks on strategic infrastructure, the killing of innocent people and security agents, were carried out by youths of the South-East. Speaking on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, the Governor recalled how he adopted a bottom-top approach to find solutions to insecurity in Ebonyi.
 
He stated that his government had engaged the traditional rulers, the political class and the bandits. “We engaged with some of the bandits, we made contacts with some of them. We had to say, what is your problem? If it is infrastructure, we have done that, if it is jobs creation, we have addressed that through direct labour.
 
“The bandits are angry about lack of what to do, and we said to them that if your only trouble is that you didn’t have formal education, there is no job for you to do, we put them together and said, if you will stop attacks on our strategic infrastructure, killing of our people and attack on security agencies, we can rehabilitate you. So, we have rehabilitated a number of them. We even have to move from State to State, especially in the South-East and said, ‘if you don’t have means of livelihood in those states, please come back home. We’ll be able to engage you.’”

 
Asked to mention the tribe of the bandits and the language they speak, Umahi retorted: “People tend to be funny at times when they say that we have been invaded by outsiders; but it is not true. We have people from other regions that are in the South East. There’s no tribe that doesn’t have criminality. I wouldn’t say some of these people from other tribes don’t engage in criminality.
 
“What I call bandits are people that engage in violence; and they are our people, South-East people, the youths, some of them are in this category. So, when people say insecurity in the South-East is being imported, I do not buy that. Because I am a Governor, I do security reports. We have arrested a number of these people, and it should be that they are about five or 14 per-cent of those outside the South-East. If we have 90 per cent of our youths engaging in these things, you cannot say the South-East is being infiltrated.”
Umahi said the tension in the South-East would be doused if he emerged the next President of Nigeria.


Posted: at 23-05-2022 01:01 PM (1 month ago) | Hero
- gogoman at 23-05-2022 01:13 PM (1 month ago)
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unknown gunmen terrorizing residents of the South East are not outsiders... yes I know since day 1
Posted: at 23-05-2022 01:13 PM (1 month ago) | Addicted Hero
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- Kormeijama at 23-05-2022 01:24 PM (1 month ago)
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Mostly of Igbo decent
Posted: at 23-05-2022 01:24 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Makodama at 23-05-2022 02:47 PM (1 month ago)
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How can anyone be as foolish as to believe that the unknown gunmen aren't from the SE?We have a lot of credulous and gullible undergraduates and graduates in the country today.Shady politicians are  having a field day with their foolisness.
Posted: at 23-05-2022 02:47 PM (1 month ago) | Upcoming
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- Jiiitk4 at 23-05-2022 04:34 PM (1 month ago)
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Devil Umaru ( Dave Umahi ) is indirectly indicting himself. He could be one of the sponsors of the unknown gunmen. Nothing this very treacherous man hasn't done to win the endorsement of the North. Every word he pushes is against NDIGBO. If he likes let him deny his Igbo root like  Nwike and Amaechi who are now coming home to roost , the North can never make him president in 2023. Umahi thumbs down for you in Igboland.
Posted: at 23-05-2022 04:34 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ikpotokin at 23-05-2022 07:53 PM (1 month ago)
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Igbos are criminals
Posted: at 23-05-2022 07:53 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac
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- sarki007 at 24-05-2022 10:16 AM (1 month ago)
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Quote from: Jiiitk4 on 23-05-2022 04:34 PM
Devil Umaru ( Dave Umahi ) is indirectly indicting himself. He could be one of the sponsors of the unknown gunmen. Nothing this very treacherous man hasn't done to win the endorsement of the North. Every word he pushes is against NDIGBO. If he likes let him deny his Igbo root like  Nwike and Amaechi who are now coming home to roost , the North can never make him president in 2023. Umahi thumbs down for you in Igboland.
UNLESS YOU CAN PROVE OTHERWISE, SHUT UP! OTHERWISE COUNTER HIS STATEMENT WITH DELIGENT ARGUMENT. BLINDLY POINTING FINGERS AT OTHERS FOR YOUR PROBLEMS WILL NEVER CHANGE YOUR SITUATION.
Posted: at 24-05-2022 10:16 AM (1 month ago) | Upcoming
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