Over 30 houses and property destroyed in Ebonyi state


Over 30 homes, property destroyed in Ebonyi ON FEBRUARY 19, 2019 5:45 am. Over 30 homes have been destroyed in pre-election associated violence in some communities in Izzi Native Authorities Space of Ebonyi State. The 2 main political events within the state, Peoples Democratic Occasion, PDP, and All Progressives Congress, APC, have continued to commerce blames over the political violence within the state. That is at the same time as Commissioner of Police within the state, Awosola Awotunde, yesterday, in Abakaliki, appealed for calm over the assaults allegedly carried out by suspected thugs in some communities. Awotunde, who spoke to journalists after his evaluation go to to areas affected by the violence, vowed that police authorities would make sure that perpetrators of the dastardly acts had been arrested and delivered to guide. Condemning the assaults and destruction of over 30 homes and property value tens of millions of naira in communities in Izzi Native Authorities Space, the police commissioner described the incident as barbaric and man’s inhumanity to man. He mentioned: “We attraction for calm and guarantee the general public that police will spare no efforts in guaranteeing that everybody who’s concerned within the dastardly act is dropped at guide together with their sponsors. ‘’The police additional reassures the general public of dedication to safety of lives and property of each citizen of the state earlier than, throughout and after the elections,’’ Awotunde mentioned. Narrating his ordeal, a sufferer of the assault, Mr Donatus Nwofe, who spoke to journalists at Aguabata in Agbaja neighborhood of Izzi mentioned that he misplaced two of his buildings and property worthy a number of tens of millions to the attackers. Nwofe, who’s Chairman of Nigerian Union of Pensioners, NUP, Ebonyi council, mentioned the suspected political thugs invaded his compound and shot sporadically earlier than setting the homes ablaze. He mentioned: “I misplaced all the things; even the boxers I’m sporting was donated to me by a sympathizer, as you possibly can see, no pin was faraway from the burnt homes. ’We now stay in concern as nobody is aware of when the hoodlums will assault once more with their AK 47 rifles and different weapons. “I’m interesting to police to beef up safety in the neighborhood and I’m additionally calling on state and Federal governments to return to the rescue of the victims of the assaults,” Nwofe mentioned. PDP, APC commerce phrases over violence In the meantime, the management of the 2 main political events within the state, APC and PDP. yesterday, traded phrases regarding the masterminds of the dastardly acts. APC chairman within the state, Eze Nwachukwu, mentioned his members bore the brunt of the assaults, describing the assaults as unprovoked struggle and urged police and different safety companies to accentuate safety surveillance within the state. The celebration warned that it might now not tolerate any assault on its members and urged police to arrest and prosecute perpetrators of the violent assaults. Nwachukwu chronicled the alleged grotesque assaults to incorporate assault on the senatorial candidate of the celebration in Ebonyi South Senatorial District, Mr Nweze Onu, assaults on APC members, destruction of their homes and property in Izzi native Authorities