Posted by News Express | 24 May 2021 | 338 times
By EMEKA OKAFOR
Abia State President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, Comrade Okey Paul Nwankwo, has called on the Nigerian Army authorities at the 14 Brigade Command, Ohafian to stop their men from harassment and physical molestation of youth vigilantes in the state.
Speaking in Umuahia on Sunday to Daily Independent, Nwankwo disclosed that the body in the state has received complaints from vigilantes, adding that said if such actions if were not checked, they could further escalate insecurity in the state.
“Few days ago, some youth vigilance groups from Okwuta Ibeku in Umuahia North Council Area and also from Bende Local Government area visited our office and laid compliant on how some detachment of military arrived at their duty point while keeping vigilance on their communities and arrested and beat them.
“What I do not know where exactly this military personnel are coming from but I think they are from the 14 Brigade in Ohafia may have done this, I, therefore, call on the Brigade Commander to call his men to order and. desist from beating and detaining youths who are complementing the efforts of the security agencies against the attacks on government institutions and communities in the state.” (Daily INDEPENDENT)
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