Gov. Otti Condemns Killing Of Policemen In Abia

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The Governor of Abia State, Dr. Alex Otti has expressed sadness over the killing of two police officers at Opobo junction, Aba, on the evening of Friday, June 28, 2024, by yet to be identified criminals.

The Governor condemns the horrible and unprovoked attack, which came almost a month after some innocent soldiers were killed by criminals at Obikabia junction, which is less than a kilometer away from Opobo junction, Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity, Ferdinand Ekeoma said in a statement.

According to Governor Otti, “Without doubt, these atrocious and reckless violent onslaughts against security agents in the state bear the imprimatur of a well sponsored act of terror geared towards spreading fear and confusion in the state, with a view to derailing the generally acclaimed progress being recorded in the state by the present government. Our message is that, severe consequences await all perpetrators and enablers of terror in Abia State”.

“Having swung into action and apprehended some of the criminals directly involved in the killing of the five soldiers at Obikabia while investigation is still on-going to identify their allies and sponsors, our government will deploy the same energy and resources to ensure that those responsible for this latest killing are brought to justice”, the Governor assured.

The Governor wishes to also warn, that his government will within the instruments of the law, bring to bear the full weight of government powers on any person, persons or organizations hiding under the umbrella of politics or opposition to incite or directly perpetrate violence against innocent citizens of the state.

The state chief executive reassures Abians that the same courage and commitment with which his government destroyed the criminal architecture erected by kidnappers and other criminals at Lokpanta in Umunneochi, and restored peace there, will be replicated to get rid of the criminal elements behind the recent attacks in Aba, and enjoined members of the public to contact the following number either by call or sms: 07071902444 for any useful information that could lead to the apprehension of the killers of the Police Officers, or other criminals hiding in any part of the state.

Finally, Governor Otti commiserates with the families of the deceased officers, the Commissioner of Police Abia State and the Abia State Police Command, and of course, the Inspector General of Police, assuring that his government will continue to stand in solidarity with the Police and other security Agencies in the state to ensure they discharge their duties without fear or hitches.

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