The Chairman, of Ohafia Local Government Area, Dr. Okorafor Ukiwe has directed the immediate ban of all vigilante outfits in the local government stressing that anyone found with dangerous weapons at night would be arrested by law enforcement agencies.
The directive is coming on the heels of the present security situation which has left some communities at loggerheads with the military at14 Brigade Ohafia.
The Ohafia Council Boss also directed that all illegal firearms should be properly licensed with the appropriate agencies or should be immediately surrendered to the traditional rulers for proper profiling and amnesty.
A Press Statement signed by the Secretary to the Local Government, Lady Okoro Nkaku, advised all law-abiding indigenes of the area to go about their normal businesses without any fear of molestation and cooperate with the Law enforcement agents to ensure peace and security in the Local Government even as the yuletide season draws closer.
Part of the statement reads: “All government offices, banks, motor parks, markets, and business centers should open for businesses on Mondays as anyone enforcing sit-at-home orders in the local government will be arrested by the law enforcement agencies”.
Ukiwe restated that government will continue to ensure the safety of the lives and property of the citizenry to entrench peace and security in the area.
By Prosper Onuoha
Special Assistant on New Media and Communication to the Executive Chairman of Ohafia LGA.