The Abia State Government described the incessant attacks on security agents, particularly men of the Nigeria Police Force, as a danger to everyone in the society.
The Government condemned the attacks on security agents and facilities across the country, and warned those responsible for the attacks in Abia, that they will certainly not escape the long arm of the law, as the security architecture in the state is robust enough to bring them to justice.
In a statement signed by the state spokesman, John Okiyi Kalu, those who feel aggrieved should find peaceful means of venting their grievances, rather than take laws into their hands.
Law abiding members of the public are advised to maintain vigilance and go about their normal businesses but ensure they return home before the curfew hours of 8.00pm to 6.00am as Abia state government will not spare any resource in ensuring the safety of all citizens and visitors alike to the state, as well as, swiftly bring criminal elements to justice.
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Meanwhile, all relevant agencies involved in enforcing the curfew are requested to continue to exempt members of the public on essential duties including medical personnel, journalists, and men of the fire service, with their properly identified vehicles amongst others.
It could be recalled that on Sunday, 9 May, 2021, at about 09.45 in the morning, the Mike Okiro Police Station, along Umuahia-Uzoakoli Road, close to Ubani market, in Umuahia North Local Government Area, was attacked by hoodlums who came in a hummer bus, 2 sienna mini vans and 3 motorcycles.
While vehicles, motorcycles, stationaries and office equipment inside the police station were set on fire by the yet to be identified arsonists, there were no human casualties or loss of weapons as the station which was deemed vulnerable to attacks following security review of credible intelligence was already evacuated and personnel relocated 3 weeks earlier.