7:25 AM May 22, 2022

Enugu election: Ugwuanyi, LG bosses meet over killings



Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State on Thursday, summoned an emergency security meeting with critical stakeholders from five local government areas in the state over the worsening security in the state of late.

The five local government areas are Nkanu West, Nkanu East, Enugu South, Enugu North and Enugu East.

Our correspondent gathered that the meeting scheduled for 2:30pm was to brainstorm with leaders and stakeholders of these Council Areas to find a lasting solution to the increasing violent attacks killings in the state.

The PUNCH had reported that no fewer than five persons were killed on Wednesday during the state council election with several others injured and property worth millions of naira destroyed by hoodlums.

In a statement by the Special Adviser to the Governor on Information, Steve Oruruo, the government disclosed that the meeting would hold at the Government House, Enugu.

The chairmen of the five LGAs, all members of the State House of Assembly representing constituencies within the affected councils, traditional rulers and others were invited.

“All invitees to this meeting are expected to be seated by 2:30pm on Thursday, the 24th day of February, 2022 at the Government House, Enugu,” the statement added.

Hoodlums had killed no fewer than 15 persons including security operatives within the state capital in less than 14 days.

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