Sit-at-home: PDP condemns killing in Ebonyi

The Peoples Democratic Party, Ebonyi State chapter, on Monday, condemned the killing of suspected travelers at Obiozara, in the Ohaozara Local Government Area of the state, by assailants believed to be members of the Indigenous People of Biafra, during the sit-at-home.

The opposition party accused David Umahi of not being alive to his duties as governor.

A statement by the PDP Publicity Secretary in the state, Silas Onu, chided Umahi for allegedly asking residents to ignore the sit-at-home order by IPOB when he knew he was not ready to provide adequate security for them.

The PDP said Umahi was not even in the state but was issuing order he was not on ground to ensure its enforcement.

The PDP, however, condemned the incident, and called on IPOB to realise that killing innocent citizens for whatever reason was not a solution to the many challenges facing Nigeria.

The statement read in part, “Today, reports have it that three people have been shot dead by yet-to-be identified gunmen in the boundary between Ohaozara and Onicha LGA.

“These killings could have been avoided if the governor had not assured law-abiding citizens that adequate security will be provided to protect them as they disobey the sit-at-home order.

“It is irresponsible to assure people of safety and then not be present to ensure that safety.”

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