The Ebonyi State Governor, Francis Ogbonna Nwifuru, on Friday condemned the sudden disappearance of an Army Officer on peacekeeping operation in the troubled area of Ezza Effium and Effium communities of Ohaukwu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
Nwifuru said continued hostilities in the area are contrary to the visions of the Founding Fathers of the state.
The Governor was speaking when he attended the Ebonyi Founding Fathers Forum in his office at Ochoudo Centenary City, Abakaliki.
Nwifuru while describing the act as barbaric and inhuman wondered why the hoodlums decided to take laws into their own hands even when a high-powered Peace Committee headed by Bishop Emeritus of the Catholic Diocese of Abakaliki, Most Reverend Dr Michael Nnachi Okoro was on the verge of submitting their report to the State Government.
“As old as that man is, my Lord Bishop Michael Nnachi Okoro, he has visited Effium for good nine times but the hoodlums could not allow them to conclude their investigation.
It is a regrettable action by the people and I don’t know what they need. I ask what do you need, you don’t want peace, that is what you are announcing to the World; who else can give us a more truthful and factual opinion on the matter than Bishop Michael Nnachi Okoro, why can’t you wait for his report to come out and I know the man that nobody can influence him to agree on what is wrong or to do any unjust thing.”