Remove Ebonyi from zone 13, Gov Umahi urges IGP

From Angela Mbaocha, Abakaliki

Governor David Umahi of Ebonyi State on Thursday, urged the Inspector General of Police, (IGP) Mohammed Adamu to remove the state from the newly created zone 13, Anambra State.

He reiterated that he didn’t see any reason why Ebonyi state was rezoned from zone 9, Umuahia, Abia State, to the newly created zone 13, located at Ukpo in Anambra State.

Umahi disclosed this during the inauguration of Ebonyi State Community Policing Advisory Committees at Ecumenical centre Abakaliki.

He said Ebonyi was smuggled to Akwa, adding that he was more comfortable with Ebonyi being in zone 9, Umuahia, even as he complained that the state had not attained the level of belonging to the new zone in Anambra State.

“I have a little disagreement with the AIG, zone 13 in Awka; we cannot belong to Awka. You must know your level to succeed in life. I moved our people from Calabar to Umuahia, I don’t know who smuggled us back to Awka; I have no idea, we cannot be in Awka.”

“One, the roads; two, insecurity, our people going there; three is so much money around that place, we don’t have. Let us be in Umuahia with our little money.We are in Umuahia, we cannot go to Nnewi.”

He also expressed worry over the nonchalant attitude displayed by security agencies in the state mostly at night, while challenging them to live up to expectations.

“Police is more active in the day than in the night. CP, I want to see SARS in the night the much I see them during the day. I want to see the Safer Highway in the night and see them in the day; not that they have not done very well, but we have to remain the best.”

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