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The Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Uchenna Orji, and his counterpart in the Justice Ministry, Cletus Ofoke, stated this during a joint press briefing after an enlarged security council meeting in Abakaliki on Tuesday.
Commissioner for Information and Orientation, Uchenna Orji, stated this at a news briefing on Tuesday in Abakaliki.
Governor Dave Umahi announced this during an inter-denominational prayer summit organised in Abakaliki on Friday.
Garba Shehu , Senior Special Assistant to President Muhammadu Buhari on Media and Publicity, in a television interactive programme on Wednesday cited Ebonyi as one the states that collected such funds to implement ranching.
This was contained in a statement in Abakaliki by the Commissioner for Internal Security, Border Peace and Conflict Resolution, Stanley Okoro-Emegha.
A statement by the Special Assistant to the Governor (Media and Publicity), Francis Nwaze, said the news is in sharp contrast to the reality, as the incident was a grenade of a security personnel carrying out his duties at the said location that accidentally exploded.
The Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Uchenna Orji, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Abakiliki on Friday.
He however, noted that State investigation revealed that the Agila people hired herdsmen mercenaries to execute the killings and destructions in the area.
This was part of resolutions reached during an expanded security council meeting held on Thursday at the State Executive Council Chambers, Government House, Abakaliki, presided over by Governor David Umahi.
There had been reports that Fulani herdsmen carried out the attack in the early hours of Monday.
The decision was part of Wednesday’s enlarged State Security Council meeting held at the Executive Council chambers, Abakaliki, presided over by Governor David Umahi.
The announcement was contained in a statement on Wednesday in Abakiliki by Deputy Governor Kelechi Igwe.
The relations raised the appeal in Abakaliki on Wednesday as they accompanied the immediate families of the deceased to receive the N1 million donation made to each of them by the Ebonyi State Government.
The summit, with the theme: “Youth engagement in national development,” was organised to reposition the youths for the challenges brought about by the aftermath of the nationwide #EndSARS protests as well as facilitate ways for economic and social recovery.
The News Agency of Nigeria recalls that the crisis between the two communities started in January due to a leadership tussle among members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers in the area.
Governor David Umahi made the call on Friday in Abakaliki during a stakeholders’ meeting convened by the Commissioner of Police in the state to evolve ways of permanently checking the clashes.
The Commissioner for Information and Orientation in the state, Uchenna Orji, disclosed this while briefing newsmen in Abakaliki on the outcome of Thursday’s State Executive Council meeting.
The ban was contained in a statement by Francis Nweze, Special Assistant to Governor David Umahi on Media and Publicity, and made available to newsmen on Thursday in Abakaliki.
The meeting was to amicably resolve the face-off between both parties, which has disrupted academic activities in the Ebonyi State University