The Chairman, Southeast Governors Forum, and therefore the Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi Friday declared war against banditry, cultism, and other related crimes within the state.
Umahi’s decision to war against crime was a part of a Christmas message to the state,
The governor offered a juicy reward to anyone who will catch or lead the government to cultist hideouts.
He said “We are conscious of the spate of insecurities in many nations of our nation, Nigeria, Ebonyi State wasn’t spared within the past few weeks, we as a nation, have declared war against cultism and banditry in Ebonyi State.
“We have offered a gift to anybody which will lead us to anywhere anybody is training to cause havoc on our people or where any cultist and their members are camping.
“We will provide a handsome reward to any informant and therefore the source of our information are going to be well protected and reward also will be wiped out the secret.
“I ask our people to travel about their normal businesses to celebrate the birth of our Lord Jesus and to place their hope positively for 2021.
The governor also charged the citizens to be vigilant and monitor the activities of suspected hoodlums who are terrorizing the people of the state.
“Let us be very vigilant, allow us to even be prayerful. it’s my prayer for you and your families that 2021 is going to be a really fruitful and rewarding year.
“I implore you to celebrate in peace and show kindness to your neighbors, to the downtrodden, to the widows, to the sick.
“God in his infinite, despite the challenges of 2020 has been kind to us as a state, indeed we’ve really developed and this we must thank Godhead for and thank each of you, my destiny helpers and people reception, our destiny helpers.
“All the challenges that are happening are the signs of the top time, it’s not peculiar to Nigeria, it’s everywhere the planet, so allow us to be very watchful, allow us to be very prayerful, allow us to be very forgiving, allow us to also work very hard so that by the time our Lord Jesus will come which nobody knows when, we’ll not be found wanting but we’ll be with him, celebrating with him” he stated.