Ebonyi State Governor Dave Umahi has announced N2 million as a reward for anyone with useful information that will lead to the arrest of those brewing insecurity in the state.
The governor made the announcement on Friday during an inter-denominational prayer summit organised by the state government in Abakaliki, the state capital.
He called for the cooperation of all residents of the state in the fight against crime, noting that the killers can be identified as they reside both in houses and forests.
“It is time for us to rise up; we know these people. They are in houses [and] forests. Give us information and every information that will lead to the arrest of any killer will have a cash reward of not less than N2 million,” he said.
The governor also reiterated his faith in Nigeria, insisting that he doesn’t support calls for the disintegration of the country.
While commending the Wife of the President for initiating the summit for Nigeria to seek the face of God over the seemingly intractable security problems confronting the nation, Umahi said leaders would work with God and the people to enthrone peace in all parts of the country.
The Ebonyi leader also called for the disbandment of the Eastern Security Network to allow governors and other South-East leaders to pursue a political solution to the agitation against marginalisation.
On her part, the Ebonyi First Lady, Rachel Umahi, extolled the president’s wife for directing the prayer summit, which aimed at seeking the face of God to restore peace in the country.
“Our coming together is to seek the face of God over the security challenges and other problems facing the nation,” she added.
“Through our constant prayers, we can overcome the rising cases of killing, armed robbery, kidnapping, and other violent crimes in our country.
“God has been so kind to Ebonyi and our state has been so peaceful but we cannot take this for granted.”
Source: Channels TV