Additional 600 soldiers have been deployed to Ezza, Ezza-Effium warring communities, in Ohaukwu local government area of Ebonyi state, to help bring to an end the bloody crisis that have continued unabated in the area, even as the state government is set to establish additional two Mobile Police units in the communities.
Commissioner for Information and State Orientation, Barr. Orji Uchenna Orji, made the disclosure at the Exco Chambers, Old Government House, Abakaliki, shortly after the Wednesday 31, executive council meeting.
He said at the meeting, Exco recommended to Ebonyi State House of Assembly that all elected/appointed officials from Effium and Ezza Effium including the Councilors, the Council Chairman and the EBHA Member be suspended from office.
Orji said it was also resolved to place dust to dawn curfew in Effium/Ezza Effium communities with effect from 31st March 2021 till normalcy returns to the place.
The sum of Eight Hundred and Forty Three Million (N843M) Naira was approved for the first Phase of earth work and concreting of a section of the Airport taxi way (1.3Km section), while the sum of One Hundred and Seventeen Million (N117M) was approved for the Internal Partitioning at International Market.
He added: “EXCO frowned very seriously at the killings at Egedegede Community in Ishielu Local Government Area. The Governor had visited the scene yesterday and demanded justice for the victims from the Security Agencies.
“The LGA Chairmen were directed to form local vigilante and put cross bars at strategic locations.
“EXCO directed that 100 Neighbourhood Watch per LGA be deployed to effectively police our various communities”.