Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State last night briefed President Muhammadu Buhari on the Monday’s attack on Ukpabi Nimbo community of Enugu, which left over 50 people dead.
The governor, who was attending a meeting of the Nigeria Governors Forum (NGF) held at the Old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa in Abuja, left mid-way for the president’s official residence at 9.55pm.
After briefing the president on the incident, Mr. Ugwuanyi told State House correspondents that he was happy that President Buhari had ordered security chiefs to go after the attackers and protect the citizens of the affected community.
Gov. Ugwuanyi also dismissed reports that he was blocked from speaking with Buhari on the incident, saying that “At no point did I call Mr. President or anyone in the Presidency for that matter. There was no need.
“I am happy that the President has directed the Chief of Defence Staff and the IGP to fish out the culprits and then safeguard the people.
“That is the demand of the state and that is what I am expected to do as a governor, to safeguard lives and property”.