Nimbo Attack: Mbah’s crackdown, arrests, warns against self-help

Gov Mbah and others

Governor Peter Mbah of Enugu State launched a decisive crackdown on criminal elements in Uzo Uwani local government area, resulting in numerous arrests of suspects wielding dangerous weapons in the region’s forests.

Emphasizing the importance of adhering to legal processes, Governor Mbah cautioned against vigilante justice, affirming his commitment to upholding law and order.

During an impromptu visit to Adani and Igga communities, the governor extended scholarships and job opportunities to the families of slain police officers and Neighbourhood Watch operatives. He underscored the government’s dedication to ensuring the safety of citizens and pledged to continue operations until the area is completely secure.

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Governor Mbah urged communities to refrain from violence and encouraged them to address grievances through official channels. He assured residents of security measures to protect their livelihoods, urging cooperation with law enforcement to apprehend criminals threatening the peace.

Representatives from Adani and Igga communities expressed gratitude for the governor’s support and pledged collaboration with security forces. However, tensions simmered as accusations flew between the communities regarding alleged support for criminal elements and retaliatory actions.