Military invasion: Abia gov’t begs displaced people to return home


Abia State Government has donated cash, bags of rice and other food items to the displaced people of Amangwu community in Ohafia council area, asking them to return home as normalcy has been restored to the area.

Residents of Amangwu community had fled the area following the invasion of soldiers who were searching for their missing colleagues. Over 50 houses were burnt, scores of lives and properties were also lost as the residents lived in IDP camps in neighbouring communities.

Deputy Governor, Sir Ude Oko Chukwu who presented the items during a visit to the Internally Displaced Persons , IDP, camp at the Okpocha square, Amaekpu community in Ohafia, condemned the unfortunate incident adding that the government is sympathetic of their predicament in living as refugees in a non war situation.

The Deputy Governor further urged the people to return to their community as the 14 Brigade, Ohafia, has promised to provide adequate protection and implored them to take heart following the loss of lives and properties incurred during the invasion.

Oko Chukwu stated that normalcy has been restored in Amangwu and commended the traditional ruler of Amaekpu Community, Ezeogo Uduma Obuba Kalu, the entire Amaekpu Community as well as Sister communities of Elu and Ebem Ohafia for all their efforts at taking care of their displaced persons from Amangwu.

He enjoined the people to be law abiding and allow peace to reign and assured that government will do all it can to ameliorate their problems.

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