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Saboteurs among us disrupting peace – Akwa Ibom gov

Governor Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom State has alleged that some persons in the state sponsor criminals to unleash mayhem and upturn the existing peace.…

Governor Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom State has alleged that some persons in the state sponsor criminals to unleash mayhem and upturn the existing peace.

Although Eno did not mention the names of the alleged sponsors, he said he had credible intelligence.

According to a statement by his Chief Press Secretary, Ekerete Udoh, Eno made the comments at a send-forth dinner and gala night for Service commanders who served the state meritoriously and transferred for higher responsibilities.

The Governor said his administration is drawing up a new security architecture in the state and pledging his determination to ensure the safety of the people.

He said: “We will stop at nothing to ensure the safety of our people. We are drawing up a new security architecture for the state and in the next few months, you will see the results and how serious we are.

“So if criminals believe that Akwa Ibom State is a place for them to hibernate, I am warning them now that they will find this state too hot for them to stay.

“We have credible intelligence that some in our society, those living among us, are giving support, aid and comfort to these criminal elements just to upturn the peace in our state and use it as a narrative.

“Let me say this emphatically and to assure our people that no matter how highly placed such an individual may be, such an individual will not be spared. We will mention your name and call you out. We will come after you. We will use every layer of intelligence available to track you, we are on top of this game, so be warned”

Eno also thanked the outgoing Service Commanders for their service to the state.

He said: “I know this has been a season of transfers and promotions. I want to thank you for those long nights; thank you for allowing us to disturb your sleep.

We thank you for your friendship and the synergy between the security services. We are deeply grateful and we will miss you, but we are assured in the belief that Akwa Ibom State will always hold a special place in your hearts.

“We thank the President and Commander-in-Chief for finding you worthy of elevation to the new ranks and added national responsibilities.”

In their separate remarks, the outgoing Commissioner of Police, AIG Olatoye Durosinmi, outgoing Commander of 2 Brigade, Major General Ken Chigbu and one of the newly promoted sons of Akwa Ibom State, Rear Admiral E. Ebe, appreciated Governor Eno and the State for the gesture of appreciation.

They assured him it would motivate them to do more for the state and the nation in general.

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