Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi has condemned the killing of Linus Ogbee, an Ebonyi state citizen resident in Akure, Ondo state, by suspected Fulani Herdsmen in Ilion Camp in Akure North Local Government Area of the state and called on the security agencies to thoroughly investigate the ugly incident and bring the perpetrators to justice.
Chief Umahi, who spoke Tuesday shortly after inspecting projects in various parts of the state, described the incident as ‘callous and barbaric’ and called for a fullscale investigation into the circumstances surrounding the killing of the Ebonyi farmer.
While lamenting the continuous loss of lives and property in various part of the country as a result of the ctivities of the Fulani Herdsmen, Governor Umahi commended the police in Ondo state for their quick intervention which led to arrest of some suspects linked to the killing and called for proper investigation to bring every person connected with the death of the Ebonyi man to justice.
“I call for full scale investigation into the circumstances surrounding the death of one of our brothers, Linus Ogbee who until his death was a father of seven and a farmer based in Ilion in Akure North council area of Ondo state. Those behind his death should be fished out and brought to justice. It is very heartbreaking that our brother was killed by suspected herds.”
He condoled with the family of the deceased and promised to help them in any possible way to stand, assuring that he would do everything within his powers to ensure that justice is done and those behind the dastardly act brought to book even as he reassured the people of the state of his administration’s commitment towards protecting lives and property of every citizen.
Governor Umahi further used the occasion to reiterate his earlier call on various segments of Ebonyi indigenes in various parts of the country who are not meaningfully or gainfully employed to return home and be part of his agricultural revolution in which farmers are given grants to go into full farming.
“While we mourn the death of our fellow compatriot, let me reassure Ebonyians that this administration is committed to all campaign promises of bringing back our people especially youths hawking in various cities and taking them out of the streets and make them become part of the progress of our dear state through the empowerment scheme which would enable them go into any business of their choice”.
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