Abia State Government said it has uncovered plots by hoodlums to disrupt the peace, loot shops and other properties in the state under the guise of protesting against RUGA settlements in Abia and other South East States.
The Honorable Commissioner for Information of the State, Chief John Okiyi Kalu stated this in a press release issued on Wednesday and made available to ElombahNews.
For the avoidance of doubt, Chief Kalu reiterated that the state does not have lands for RUGA or any similar settlement in Abia, hence, has not provided or negotiated with any individual, group or institution concerning it.
“In fact,” he said, “our government has proactively gone ahead to set up the ministry of homeland security with a substantive commissioner to further strengthen the security of lives and property of citizens and residents of the state as well as curtail any possibility of farmers-herdsmen clashes.
“We therefore wish to warn those behind the plots to attack innocent persons and loot people’s properties under whatever guise to desist from that path as law enforcement agencies have been put on full alert to deal decisively with those seeking to disrupt the existing peace in the state,” he stressed.