Ebonyi state governor, Dave Umahi has stormed the headquarters of the Nigerian Army where he met with the chief of Army staff, Buratai Tukur and pleaded with him that the numbers of military checkpoints in the South East be reduced.
Also, the governor made a case for the creation of Army unit and legitimate acquisition of land at Amasiri, in Afikpo North Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.
“To give comfort to our people, we need the roadblocks downsized. It will be difficult to say dismantle all the roadblocks in South-East but the governors of South-East are in support that the roadblocks be downsized.
“I came for three things: you have landed in Amasiri in Afikpo North LGA in Ebonyi State that is designated to be yours but that is by the words of mouth.
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The indigenes took us to court and we came to find out that the land was not properly acquired. “If you love that land so much, then we can start the process of acquisition or we can acquire a brand new place formally.
“We are requesting to have an army unit in the form of Forwarding Operation Base in the South-East. This is to strengthen the security of the zone.
You are demanding for downsizing and still asking for another operational base. I cannot understand governors from South East.