Abia State Raises Alarm over Plot to Burn Down Council HQs

by on March 10, 2016
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.

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