In the wake of nationwide protests and attacks by hoodlums on public and private properties across the country, the Governor of Ebonyi State, Chief David Umahi has assured all Nigerians that they would be safe in any part of the South East geopolitical zone.
Gov Umahi who is also the Chairman of the Southeast Governors Forum gave the assurance on Sunday while inspecting public property damaged by hoodlums at Okposi and Uburu communities of Ohaozara local government area of Ebonyi in the wake of the #EndSARS protests.
The governor said he had spoken with leaders from all the geopolitical zones of the country and assured them of safety for all.
“They in turn, assured us of Igbo citizens’ safety in their lands as those of the southwest in particular urged us to ignore the threats of crisis being circulated in the social media.
“We implore people from all parts of Nigeria residing in the southeast to go about their businesses peacefully and report any threat to the governors and security agencies,” he said.
He noted that there were criminals across the country and that the youths had been directed to fish out the perpetrators of the destructions to face the law.
“We believe in the oneness of the country where justice and equity will thrive.
“We believe that together we will be stronger,’’ he added.
Gov. Umahi appeal to Igbos across the country not to join the protests further.
“They should not allow anybody to use them in terming the protests an Igbo affair,” he stressed.