Be law abiding and allow peace to reign, Sir Oko Chukwu tells Amangwu-Ohafia people. Visits shelter camp

 

The Abia State Government has reiterated its commitment to ensuring that lives and property of the citizens are adequately protected.

The Deputy Governor of the State, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu who said this while addressing thousand of displaced people of Amangwu Ohafia being sheltered the Okpocha square by the people of Amaekpu Ohafia, further assured that the Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu’s led administration will do all it can to live up to its responsibilities in that regard.

He condemned the unfortunate incident adding that Government is sympathetic of their predicament in living as refugees in a non war situation.

The Deputy Governor further advised the people to welcome the appeal from the Army Command at Ohafia who have reassured Government that normalcy have been restored in Amangwu and relocate to their community as the army has further promised to provide adequate protection and implored them to take heart following the loss of lives and property incurred during the confrontation.

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He used the forum to commend the Traditional Ruler of Amaekpu Community, Ezieogo Uduma Obuba Kalu, the entire Amaekpu Community as well as Sister communities of Elu and Ebem Ohafia for all their efforts at taking care of their displaced relatives.

Sir Oko Chukwu enjoined the people to forgive, be law abiding and allow peace to reign so that the once vibrant Ohafia Community and pride of Local Government and the State can come alive again and assured that Government will do all it can to ameliorate their problems.

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In their remarks the Traditional Ruler of Amaekpu Community, Ezieogo Uduma Obuba Kalu, the Chairman Ohafia Council of Traditional Rulers, Eze Igwe Ojike, the Traditional Ruler of Amangwu autonomous community, Ezie A.A Obobi while decrying the security issues that led to the confrontation, however thanked the State Government for giving them a sense of belonging as well as ensuring that security is restored in Amangwu Ohafia.

The State Government later presented cash donations, bags of rice, garri, cartoons of Indomie and tomatoes among others to the displaced people of Amangwu Ohafia while the Speaker, Abia State House of Assembly, Mr Ifeanyi Uchendu, the member representing Ohafia North State Constituency, Chief Mandela Obasi, the Principal Secretary to the wife of the Governor, Chief Mrs Love Ezema, top Govt Officials, the President General Amaekpu Development Union, The Rev Dr Onyema Agbai, Traditional Rulers from the Area were present during the visit.

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Written By Charles Ogbonnaya