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BREAKING: Alex Otti places N25m bounty on killers of 5 soldiers in Aba

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The governor of Abia State, Alex Otti has positioned a N25 million bounty on the killers of the 5 troopers at Obikabia junction, Ogbor Hill, Aba.

Recall that unknown gunmen on Thursday attacked the army checkpoint killed 5 troopers and burnt 2 patrol vans and the checkpoint. The gunmen had been alleged to have seized their rifles and escaped.

The incident occurred whereas the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB) had been implementing sit-at-home within the Southeast over the Biafra Day celebration.

In an announcement by the Commissioner for Info, Prince Okey Kanu, the State authorities condemned the assault and commiserated with the Chief of Military Workers, Main Common Taoreed Lagbaja, and the Navy Excessive Command within the nation for the unlucky incident and prayed for the peaceable repose of the soul of the gallant troopers who died whereas in lively obligation.

The assertion learn; “As a authorities dedicated to safety, security and peace inside its territory always, the Abia State Authorities considers the occasion of Thursday, Might 30, 2024 a critical affront to its resolve by felony components who’re hell-bent on returning Abia to the darkish days of insecurity and concern amongst residents, particularly in Aba, the financial heartbeat of the State. That is extra regrettable within the gentle of the truth that unprecedented investments have been made within the final one yr to revive town’s public infrastructure and reposition it as a pretty funding vacation spot for native and overseas companies.

“The Authorities will due to this fact reply appropriately to reassure residents, traders and mates of Abia the world over that it could be relentless in bringing the total wrath of the regulation to bear on anybody or group who constitutes the slightest menace to the peace and safety of the land, no matter be their motivation.

“To underscore its resolve, the State Authorities is providing a N25 million (Twenty-five Million Naira) reward to anybody with helpful data that would result in the situation and arrest of any of the criminals linked to the unlucky killings, and the following state of apprehension throughout town of Aba and environs.

“The safety formations within the State have been directed to deal with informants with all of the confidentiality required to ensure their full cooperation and help till the criminals are totally apprehended and dropped at ebook.

Pledging to prioritize the welfare of the safety operatives working within the state, the state authorities additionally promised take up the accountability of supporting the households of the slain troopers, together with cost of standard stipends to their spouses, and the training of their youngsters to college stage.

“The federal government appreciates the officers and males of the Nigerian Military within the State for sustaining excessive sense of professionalism of their response to the  distressing occasion. The State may even encourage our army and safety personnel to proceed to point out restraint, whether or not on the checkpoints, on patrol, or whereas engaged in different safety duties, whilst the federal government continues to work with all related stakeholders, together with the safety excessive instructions, conventional and neighborhood leaders to collect and course of all intelligence data which is able to finally result in the seize of the perpetrators of the heinous crime at Obikabia Junction, and anybody immediately or remotely linked to it in any type.  

“The Authorities needs to make use of this medium to encourage residents to go about their reliable duties with out concern as needed measures have been put in place to make sure the security of residents, and companies in all components of Abia. People with helpful data on the actions and motion of criminals of their neighbourhood are additionally suggested to share such data with the safety companies as shortly as potential for needed motion.”

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