By Peter Okutu
Abakaliki—EBONYI State government, yesterday threatened to suspend it’s appointees and Development Union executives from Ohaukwu Local Government Area of the state if any gunshot is fired from the troubled community of UmuoguduAkpu in Ngbo West Development Centre of the state.
The Deputy Governor of the state, Dr. Eric Kelechi Igwe handed down the warning when he paid a scheduled visit with some government officials and security operatives to the troubled area in the state.
Igwe who mandated the stakeholders of Ohaukwu LGA to hold a meeting and send the resolution of the meeting to him latest Saturday morning stated that the Umahi-led administration has put modalities in place to ensure a cordial relationship between it and Benue government.
He called on Umuogudu-Akpu community to desist from any form of reprisal attacks on Agila people of Benue State as the present administration would not tolerate violence and violation of the law of the land.
Kelechi further called on all government appointees including those elected to ensure there is absolute peace in Ohaukwu LGA as human lives remain sacred and therefore should not be toyed with.
He said: “I don’t want to hear any gunshots in Ohaukwu and if by chance I hear any, all the political appointees including those elected and development Union President General will be suspended while a care taker committee will be set up.
“We will make sure that nobody molests you. Information should be disseminated. I’m in constant touch with Benue government.”