Abia Govt Warns Criminals, Drug Kingpins To Leave the State

Says Abia would never be a safe place for armed robbers and drug dealers.
Governor Alex Otti of Abia State
Governor Alex Otti of Abia StateGoogle

The Government of Abia State has cautioned criminals and drug dealers in the state to vacate and ply their trade elsewhere or be prepared to face the full wrath of the law.

The warning was made known on Thursday by the Deputy Governor of Abia state, Mr Ikechukwu Emetu, at a press briefing on the outcome of a “sting operation”, collectively carried out by the Abia Homeland Security and National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) in Umuahia.

Emetu affirmed that the government was persistent to transform Abia through its rebuilding agenda and would not tolerate any kind of criminality in the state.

He revealed the government’s determination toward eradicating all forms of criminality, and relates drugs as the main cause of all criminal activities in the state. 

Meanwhile, he noted that Abia would never be a safe place for armed robbers and urged all drug dealers and other criminals in the state to relocate from Abia or face apprehension and prosecution.

He added, Abia is not a safe place for any criminal and to all drug kingpins, the instructions from Gov. Alex Otti is very understandable ‘stay away from Abia, we don’t need you’.

Armed robbers and drug dealers are not part of the state's advancement and drugs can’t develop Abia as we want our youths to be safe and useful to the Government of the state.

Drugs are the major cause of all criminal activities that can be done by any group of people.

However, Emetu disclosed that the current administration was poised to fulfill its promise of building a crime-free state for the people and would not relent.

He applauded the NDLEA and Abia Homeland Security for the success of their collaborative efforts, which resulted in the apprehension of some drug lords and confiscation of the hard drugs found in their possession.

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