Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
No Boko Haram inmates in Ebonyi, Governor Umahi insists

By News Express on 03/11/2015

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 1,939

Governor of Ebonyi State, Engr. David Umahi, has for the second time dismissed reports on the alleged transfer of some Boko Haram inmates from Ekwulobia Prisons in Anambra to Abakaliki Prisons in Ebonyi.

Umahi’s Chief Press Secretary Emma Anya said that the governor “is surprised that almost 48 hours after he addressed a live press conference denying the rumour,” some newspapers still went ahead to publish it.

He recalled that Engr. Umahi had at the news conference unequivocally stated: “One of the few issues some of you journalists sent me text messages was that Boko Haram prisoners in Anambra State prisons, according to them, have been relocated to Abakaliki Prisons.

“That was a very bad news for me and I said, ‘Father, still help me to overcome this challenge’.  I started making phone calls but at the end of the day, it turned out to be false news. We need to be very careful because that was capable of disintegrating the state and inflicting fears in our people.

“So, we need to screen information we are getting and one of them (journalists) said a prison official told him but that was not cautious. So, there is nothing like that. Our people should go about their normal business. If such a thing were to happen, what were the criteria that would make Ebonyi State qualify to host such high calibre criminals? The prison space is not there; security is not there; and Ebonyi is too small a place and, of course, the governor must be informed as the chief security.

“So, I want to tell our people there won’t be such because Ebonyi is not ripe at all to harbour Boko Haram prisoners and we will not harbour them in Jesus’ name.”

Anya added: “His Excellency hereby restates his call to all residents of and travellers to Ebonyi State to go about their normal business without fear. He is optimistic that God will help Nigeria to put hehind, the issue Boko Haram.”

•Photo shows Governor Umahi.

Source News Express

Posted 03/11/2015 7:48:29 PM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+




You may also like...
Of Kaduna North LG polls, electronic voting and...

RIGHTSView: Gov. Chime’s proxy war against Deputy Governor’s...

EFCC receives 654 petitions from Edo, Delta, Ondo...

Pop star Davido graduates with second class degree...

Buhari appoints DGs for 3 agencies

Zambia wages war on sex dolls

NOTHING TO HIDE: Okonjo-lweala answers troubling questions on...

Rampaging Fulani herdsmen kill 48 in Enugu, sack...

2019: Tambuwal’s youthful age a great asset to...

Stray elephants overrun Kebbi village

FG restates commitment to accountability, transparency

Dokubo speaks on SSS arrest, ready for detention...


Latest News Offa Robbery gang leader dies in custody Ifa Priest wants public officers to take traditional oath Senate invites Amaechi over abandonment of eastern railway line Katsina: Farmers/Herders clash leaves 11 dead Boko Haram: How 177 health workers were killed in Yobe, Borno Corruption pushing more Nigerians into extreme poverty — Akinnola Bribery Video: Court fixes December 6 for judgment on Ganduje’s investigation Two House of Reps members dump APC Bayelsa deploys $1m World Bank loan Man survives gunshot wound on wedding day Senate orders probe of police for sealing Akwa Ibom Assembly 2019: Buhari promises increased internet access


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (422,908 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (390,922 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (324,003 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (272,832 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (244,931 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (227,857 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (209,686 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (191,204 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (176,637 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (168,937 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (165,529 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (152,347 views)


Zenith Zero Balance First Bank chat banking


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (74) Business & Economy (3,805) Business Verdict (54) Columnists (965) Complaints & Requests (95) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (569) Features (670) Global Business Monitor (311) International (2,712) Interview (167) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (146) Maggie's Blog (38) News (40,727) Opinion (1,146) Pidgin (13) Politics (7,823) Religion (903) Sports (1,781) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update





APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera