In view of alarming rate of insecurity bedeviling the people of Abia state,the Chief Whip of the Senate, Orji Kalu said he would bring military forces to “comb” bushes in the state and “kill” those behind the menace.
Kalu stated this during his visit to the Umunneochi local government area of the state as part of his ward assessment tour of Abia North District, which he represents.
Former governor of the state also posted a video clip of the visit on his Facebook page.
He said the insecurity in the state will end after the bushes would have been combed by security agencies within the next four months.
“What is happening in Abia is not acceptable to me. We will comb the bush in Umunneochi Local Government Area; we will comb the bush in Ohafia Local Government Area, and we will comb the bush in Arochukwu and Bende Local Government Areas,” he said.
The senator said bushes in the other parts of the state would also be raided by security agencies to destroy camps of criminals operating in the state.
“I am warning everybody; do not allow your children to live in the bush. Anything they (military) see in the bush, they will destroy,” Kalu said.
He said the raid would resume in November but did not give details.
“We will come with the Nigerian Airforce. We will come with the Nigerian Army. We will come with everybody,” he said.
The former governor of Abia State also bemoaned the impact of the sit-at-home order in the South-east which is enforced every Monday by the outlawed Indigenous People Biafra.
“We want peace here. We want our businesses to continue. The Igbos are losing N25 billion each day they close their businesses. And they cannot continue. I wish I am still the governor of Abia State, but I am not the governor,” Kalu said.