Ebonyi State Governor, Dave Umahi has expressed that those responsible for the rising security challenges in the South East are not foreigners.
He stated that they were indigenes of the region, especially the young people who should protect the interest of the South East as future leaders.
The governor stated this on Tuesday when he featured as a guest on Channels Television’s Sunrise Daily.
“When you have infested firewood, the ants will definitely come over there.
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“Let our people come out to speak out that the unknown gunmen are not really unknown gunmen, they are our young men and women who will defend our land tomorrow; they should stop giving themselves to be killed.
“Let our people stop confronting the security agencies. Without burning properties of the government, there will be no need for the deployment of security operatives and when they are deployed, you cannot tell them how to do the job when they are confronted with death.
“A lot of them have lost their lives; they have families. We have to also know that the lives of the security operatives are the lives of our brothers and sisters, we are killing ourselves and it should stop.”