Governor Umahi has demanded the empowerment of bandits after passing a statement saying they are “our children” and need to be taken care of.
According to PM news, the Ebonyi governor made this disclosure during the presentation of 40 Toyota Sienna vehicles and 20 Hilux vans to security agencies to boost their operations in the state. The ceremony occurred on Friday, April 30 where the governor made his plans to commence with discussions with bandits to find out their grievances.
The Local Government Chairmen and the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) were directed by the Governor to identify the bandits and hold a meeting with them. He said;
“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”
The Ebony also made reacted to the allegations that some group of people were after him. Gov Umahi refuted all claims that members of the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) or Eastern Security Network (ESN) were after him.
In recent news, Ebonyi state Governor, David Umahi appealed to the Department of State Security Service, DSS, to start arresting people who are in the habit of making unsubstantiated claims on social media to tarnish the image of the federal government.
Umahi engaged in an interview on Channels TV where he made the disclosure that there should be decorum on the way people conduct themselves on social media. He called for the DSS to arrest those who are fond of making false claims.
He said: “If you are making a statement on social media and call it freedom of speech, you must come to the law to substantiate it. Never in the history of this country have we been so divided because of politics, because people want power by all means,”