David Umahi

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State has warned the APC against instigating a war in Ebonyi State ahead of the 2019 general election.

Umahi disclosed that there was a heavy shooting in Onueke community in Ezza South local government area where one person was allegedly shot dead by rampaging youths.

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The governor said that some other persons, including a policeman, was severely injured in the crisis.

In a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Emmanuel Uzor, the governor directed security agencies to probe the killings in the state.

The statement reads in parts: “Governor Umahi received with great shock and disbelief the unfortunate and devilish shootings in Onueke, the headquarters of Ezza South council area, one of the venues for the APC factional senatorial primaries and has ordered full investigation into the incident and warned that his administration will no longer condone unnecessary and wanton killings of innocent citizens under whatever guise by the APC.

“He, therefore, warns that any politician who is being driven by inordinate ambition must play by the rules as his administration is poised on ensuring that all those whose hands were in the killings and destruction of both private and government property are severely dealt with in accordance with the law.

“Governor Umahi has always believed that nobody’s ambition is worth the blood of any Ebonyi citizen and for that, saw the killing and destruction of vehicles by suspected APC militias in the state as provocative and warned that all political actors must play by the rules.”