The Commissioner for Information in the state, Chief John Okiyi Kalu who dropped this hint in Umuahia on Friday, explained that the Okezie Ikpeazu’s administration has the interest and security of the people at heart and will always protect and defend them at all times.
He therefore warned hoodlums not to try the will of the government to defend and protect Abia territory, pointing out that Abia which is known and applauded as the most peaceful state in the country cannot be made to be on the reverse gear in terms of security.
The commissioner disclosed that the government of Okezie Ikpeazu has fully mobilized security agencies as well as the people of the state on any form attack, saying that any individual that wants to disturb the peace of a state will regret his actions.
Meanwhile, the statement alerting the citizens on the planned attack comes inter alia: “Abia State Government has uncovered plots by yet to be properly identified hoodlums to attack some key locations within the state soon.
“Security agencies in the state have been fully mobilized and placed on high alert to thwart the planned attack and bring those concerned to justice swiftly.
“We wish to advise members of the public to be extra vigilant, ensure they are at home before the curfew hours of 8pm to 6am as well as monitor the activities of their neighbours.
“Parents and guardians are also strongly advised to ensure that their children and wards are securely at home and not in any way associated with the hoodlums some of whom are said to be coming from outside the state.
“Law abiding citizens are encouraged to go about their normal duties but ensure they return home before 6pm to avoid the rush associated with movement before the onset of curfew time.
“While we remain confident that the security architecture within the state is robust enough to prevent the planned attack and/or bring those involved in the plot swiftly to justice, the State Government led by Dr Okezie Ikpeazu will not spare any resource in ensuring the protection of law abiding citizens”.
Uche Nwosu is a two time Shell Petroleum PLC award winner in the year 2000;
He won the Shell Award on Investigative Journalism and Environmental Cleanliness.