No One Can Take over Abia Land – Ikpeazu Blows Hot.
The Governor Dr Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia state, has vowed to use every lawful means to protect the state’s territory from criminals and people with expansionist agenda.
While speaking at Akirika Obu Community in Ukwa East council area when he visited the community following reports of invasion of the Community by suspected criminal elements, explained that his administration would resist any expansionist agenda by communities from neighboring states or any outlawed group.
The able Governor disclosed that he responded to distress calls from the community on the invasion of their homeland by hoodlums from a neighboring Ika community in Akwa Ibom State and from an outlawed group by the federal government that sought to establish a base in the community.
In his words:
“Akirika Obu Community in Ukwa East LGA is a part and parcel of Abia State, and as such, my administration will take every lawful step to protect it from any form of the unlawful invasion.
“Every available space in the community will be well secured; the Military have come to stay in the community to ensure your safety and protection.”
On the lingering boundary dispute between the Akirika Obu Community and their neighbors in Ika council area of Akwa Ibom State, Ikpeazu stated that the matter is already before the National Boundaries Commission, NBC.
“Until a final determination is made, Akirika Obu community remains in Abia State and I will do my duty as Governor by ensuring that the status quo is maintained, and especially that the lives and properties of the people are safeguarded.”