Enugu unrest: Gov. Ugwuanyi summon heads of security, promises to get to the root of the matter

Enugu unrest: Gov. Ugwuanyi summon heads of security, promises to get to the root of the matter

9Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on Tuesday, called an all emergency Security Council meeting with all the heads of security agencies in the state, reiterating his commitment to unravel the causes of the civil disturbances of August 23, 2020, as well as put further machinery in motion to forestall future re-occurrence. Addressing newsmen after

9Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State, on Tuesday, called an all emergency Security Council meeting with all the heads of security agencies in the state, reiterating his commitment to unravel the causes of the civil disturbances of August 23, 2020, as well as put further machinery in motion to forestall future re-occurrence.

Addressing newsmen after the meeting which took place at the EXCO Chambers of the Lion Building, Government House, Enugu, Gov.Ugwuanyi expressed grief over the loss of lives during the events.

The governor said that “as the Chief Security Officer of the state, I am at all times committed, to doing all within my powers, to ensure the security of lives and property in Enugu State”.

He added that “following the emergency Security Council meeting, it has become necessary to give those responsible for getting to the root of these unfortunate developments a little more time to complete their work”.

“The events of the 23rd August, 2020 which culminated in the loss of lives of members of Nigerian Security Agencies and residents of Enugu State as well as recent reports of attacks on Railway Police Station, Ogui, on 28th August, 2020 and Unity Police Station, Abakpa, on 30th August, 2020 where weapons were reportedly carted away, have been matters of great concern to me”. He further said.

While also appealing for calm and
understanding of all concerned, he added “as we work together to sustain the long existing and cherished peace in Enugu State”, the governor disclosed that the State Security Council in the meeting approved the immediate joint patrol by all security agencies and a meeting with traditional rulers, religious and opinion leaders to hold on Thursday, September 3, 2020, at the Government House, Enugu.

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