Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has warned that the state will arrest any security operative not on essential duty coming to the state after it has shutdown all entry points to the state.
Umahi gave the warning on Tuesday during a state wide broadcast on preventive efforts of the state in curbing the spread of coronavirus. He also said the state will hold security operatives stationed at the entry points to the state who collect bribes and allow people enter the state should anything go wrong.
“We have reports that security personal posted to the boundaries compromise and assist people who wants to come into the state to have their way despite our warnings. We will not hesitate to hold them responsible should anything go wrong.
“Any policeman or soldier who is not on essential duty and wants to come into the state would be arrested. The directives does not exempt anyone. Anyone one who is not on essential service and comes into the state would be arrested and prosecuted,” he said.
The Governor said he has directed the state Accountant General and 13 council chairmen to work out modalities and immediately ensure the payment of April salaries to workers to enable them make vital purchases and be financially buoyant during the two weeks partial lockdown of the state.