Abia State Raises Alarm over Plot to Burn Down Council HQs
The Abia State Government has raised the alarm over alleged plots by “some frustrated politicians” to burn down some council headquarters in the state.
According to a press statement issued yesterday by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr Godwin Adindu, those behind the alleged plot have been holding clandestine meetings in the neighbouring Akwa Ibom State.
The statement pointed accusing fingers to some of the politicians who lost out in last Saturday’s re- run election in the state.
“These frustrated politicians are recruiting hoodlums and thugs for this mischievous activity with the aim of causing a total breakdown of law and order and a breach of public peace,” the statement said.
The statement read in part: “The Abia State Government has uncovered a dangerous and clandestine plot by some frustrated politicians who lost out in the last Saturday re-run election to burn down some local council headquarters in the state.
“These group of frustrated politicians have been holding secret meetings somewhere in Akwa Ibom, from where they plan to launch the violent attack on the state.
“They have particularly marked out Bende Local Council headquarters for total destruction, after which they will unleash a spate of violence on government facilities.”
The statement, therefore, warned those behind the plot to “desist from such nefarious plans as the consequences will be too unpalatable for them” adding that “nobody should take the peaceful disposition of the government for granted.”
According to the statement, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu, is strongly committed to the security of lives and property of residents, and will not hesitate to deal ruthlessly with anyone found sabotaging his efforts.