Ikpeazu Visits Scene Of Cattle Market Attack In Ukwa West, Vows To Fish Out Perpetrators

Ikpeazu Visits Scene Of Cattle Market Attack In Ukwa West, Vows To Fish Out Perpetrators

Abia State Governor, Okezie Ikpeazu on Thursday visited the scene of Cattle Market/Abbatoir attack in Omuma Uzo, Ukwa West LGA.of.thr state with a vow to fish out all those who perpetrated the dastardly act and deal with them according to laws of the land.

The Tuesday attack by unidentified hoodlums left no fewer than eight persons dead while other sustained various degrees of injuries.

The governor in a statement by his chief press Secretary, Onyebuchi Ememanka while assuring that investigations on the matter have commenced added that the State Government has the capacity to protect the lives and property of people and residents of the State.

According to the release, the governor disclosed that preliminary investigations show that the dastardly act was not carried out by the youths of the immediate community, adding that the youths were the ones that assisted the victims after the attack.

It read in part, “Governor Ikpeazu assured that the investigation will be deep and all those involved would be identified and dealt with according to the laws of the land. He further informed that government is not going back with the decision of locating the market there but would fortify security there by citing a military base and other security units in the area as well as reinforcing the perimeter fencing around the new market and abattoir. He promised that his government will do all forestall such incident in future.

“Governor Ikpeazu, who regretted that our society still has blood thirsty people who can kill mindlessly, sympathized with the victims and assured that government would continue to find a way to provide succour to those who lost their property to enable them continue with their business. He further said that he will meet with key stakeholders from the area this weekend on the issue.

“The Governor was accompanied on the visit by the Member representing Ukwa West State Constituency in the State House of Assembly, Hon.Godwin Adiele, Executive Chairman of Ukwa West LGA Chairman, Hon. Okey Kanu, Honorable Commissioner for Homeland Security, Hon Sopuruchi Bekee, his counterpart in the Ministry of Petroleum, Chief Eze Nwanganga amongst other dignitaries.”

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