Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi has alleged that the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), an unidentified Senator, and officers of the Nigeria Police are behind the recent shootings in the state.
Speaking to a church congregation at a chapel in the Government House in Abakiliki on Sunday, the governor expressed gratitude for President Muhammadu's successful visit last week and added that the shooting reported during his visit was not carried out by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
Umahi stated that PDP members and thugs hired by a sitting Senator were responsible for the shootings.
Speaking further, the governor that the shootings in the secretariat had been on for the past two weeks and he would seal the facility if there was another.
"There were even questions as to why there was no announcement of IPOB about the President’s coming, the answer is I don’t know, refer the matter to God, everything worked out perfectly well and that could only come through fasting and prayers.
"There was a report of shooting; the shooting was done by the PDP people, shooting at the Secretariat and for the past two weeks, they have been shooting in that area, is that how they want to contest and win elections in Ebonyi State?", Umahi asked.
"... When the Police Stations were attacked in Ezza South and North, the police guns were missing, when the shooting was happening and one of the thugs were arrested, with a bus of a Senator painted in PDP colour, with his name boldly written on it, do you know what was discovered, among other guns and ammunition was the police gun.
"How can you come to a State and you will be shooting as if there is no Government, and you are carrying police people and then your thugs are shooting, it won’t happen again", he added.
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