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Aba clash: Killer soldier will pay, Gov Ikpeazu vows

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Breaking! Court sacks Okezie Ikpeazu as Abia governor.

Abia State governor, Okezie Ikpeazu has said that the soldier who allegedly killed a butcher in Aba area of the state on Thursday, sparking protests has been arrested and taken into custody, noting that he (soldier) will surely face the full weight of the law.

The governor in a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Godwin Adindu, condemned the killing, but called on the residents of Aba to remain claim, adding, that the government is doing everything to protect lives and property of citizens as well as prevent further disruption of peace.

The statement also noted that “The Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has instructed the recently re-equipped security agencies in the state to ensure watertight security around our borders and towns against any form of attack.

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“He has also directed the men of the Abia State Vigilante Services (AVS) to commence, with immediate effect, a two week intensive training, for onward deployment to our communities to assist in community policing under the
supervision of the Commissioner of Police.

“All Traditional Rulers in the state have been directed to submit names of 10 able-bodied youths from their community to the Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs from Tuesday 10th to Wednesday 11th May 2016. These youths will be enlisted into the Abia State Vigilante Services (AVS) to further boost community policing in the state.

“Law enforcement agencies have been mandated to search and monitor all trucks and vehicles conveying livestocks, food items and persons into the state from any part of the country with a view to preventing inter-state movement of arms and terrorists. The law enforcement agencies will also search and monitor markets and settlements where livestocks and dealers are located, to ensure security.”

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