T0P ST0RY: Dave Umahi Reveals How He Knew That Unknown Gunmen Are South East Indigenes

Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.



Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi has debunked claims that killings in the South Eastern part of Nigeria are being perpetrated by outsiders.


Umahi said the attacks on strategic infrastructure, the killing of innocent people and security agents, were carried out by youths of the South-East.


Speaking on Channels Television’s Sunday Politics, the Governor recalled how he adopted a bottom-top approach to find solutions to insecurity in Ebonyi.

For Jobs, Nigeria and foreign Scholarships, Admissions Click HERE



He stated that his government had engaged the traditional rulers, the political class and the bandits.


“We engaged with some of the bandits, we made contacts with some of them. We had to say, what is your problem? If it is infrastructure, we have done that, if it is jobs creation, we have addressed that through direct labour.


“The bandits are angry about lack of what to do, and we said to them that if your only trouble is that you didn’t have formal education, there is no job for you to do, we put them together and said, if you will stop attacks on our strategic infrastructure, killing of our people and attack on security agencies, we can rehabilitate you. So, we have rehabilitated a number of them. We even have to move from State to State, especially in the South-East and said, ‘if you don’t have means of livelihood in those states, please come back home. We’ll be able to engage you.’”


Asked to mention the tribe of the bandits and the language they speak, Umahi retorted:


“People tend to be funny at times when they say that we have been invaded by outsiders; but it is not true. We have people from other regions that are in the South East. There’s no tribe that doesn’t have criminality. I wouldn’t say some of these people from other tribes don’t engage in criminality.


“What I call bandits are people that engage in violence; and they are our people, South-East people, the youths, some of them are in this category. So, when people say insecurity in the South-East is being imported, I do not buy that. Because I am a Governor, I do security reports. We have arrested a number of these people, and it should be that they are about five or 14 per-cent of those outside the South-East. If we have 90 per cent of our youths engaging in these things, you cannot say the South-East is being infiltrated.”


Umahi said the tension in the South-East would be doused if he emerged the next President of Nigeria.

For Jobs, Nigeria and foreign Scholarships, Admissions Click HERE

For publication of your news content, articles, videos or any other news worthy materials, please send to afnewsng@gmail.com. For more enquiry, please call +234-903-332-9775 or whatsapp. To place advert, please call +234-903-332-9775.

Mark 11 vs 22- 24: And Jesus answered them, "Have faith in God. Truly, I say unto you, whoever says to this mountain, "Be taken up and thrown into the sea, and does not doubt in his heart, but believers that what he says will come to pass, it will be done for him. Therefore, I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it and it will be yours

Watch What's Trending!


Get real time updates directly on you device, subscribe now.

You might also like

Leave A Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

This website uses cookies to improve your experience. We'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. Accept Read More