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Cult clash: Abia govt deploys security operatives to ABSU

Cult clash: Abia govt deploys security operatives to ABSU

The Abia State Government has announced the deployment of security operatives to Abia State University Uturu (ABSU) following a reported cult clash around the campus that resulted in the death of a student on Monday afternoon.

Prince Okey Kanu, the Commissioner for Information, revealed this during a press briefing in Umuahia, stating that the government's action aims to prevent further breakdown of law and order on the campus.

Ferdinand Ekeoma, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Publicity, emphasized that the state government is awaiting briefing from security agencies to ascertain the details of the incident. He urged students to refrain from activities that could exacerbate the situation while efforts are made to restore calm.

In other developments, Kanu announced that 27 road projects are currently underway across the state, with varying degrees of progress. He underscored the government's commitment to prioritizing road infrastructure as a catalyst for overall development.

Furthermore, Kanu disclosed that a Committee on Monitoring and Evaluation has been established to ensure transparency and accountability in project execution, ensuring that the state receives value for money spent.

Regarding the upcoming medical mission by the Association of Nigerian Physicians in the Americas (ANPA), Kanu stated that over 2500 patients have already registered for the free medical care to be provided by the ANPA team. He anticipated that around 5000 patients would benefit from the medical services during the exercise scheduled for April 4 to 14. Residents with serious health concerns are encouraged to register for screening at designated centers ahead of the event.

The meeting was attended by Deputy Chief of Staff to the Governor, Mr. Chinedu Ekeke, and the Special Adviser to the Governor on Project Monitoring and Evaluation, Mr. Ugochukwu Okarafor.

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