- Cultists and bandits in Ebonyi are in trouble as Governor Dave Umahi is ready for war
- Anyone with useful information that will help apprehend cultists will be handsomely rewarded
- Wishing the people a merry Christmas, Umahi urged them to celebrate in peace and show kindness to others
There is a handsome reward for any informant that can lead security agencies to hideouts and training ground of cultists in Ebonyi state, Governor Dave Umahi has promised.
Declaring war against cultism and banditry, the governor said the information will be well protected and the reward done in secret.
In his Christmas message sent out on Friday, December 25, Umahi said the move is to ensure a safer environment for residents of the state, Vanguard reports.
He said Ebonyi has not been spared in the past few weeks as insecurity has been a source of worry across several Nigerian states.
Umahi appealed to Nigerians to celebrate the festivities in peace and show kindness to their neighbours, the downtrodden, widows and the sick.
Speaking on the coronavirus pandemic, the governor said he was worried over the rising number of cases. He implored Nigerians to obey the laid down rules and regulations to stop the spread.
Just like Umahi, other governors have also felicitated with Nigerians as they celebrate Christmas this year.
Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers state urged the people to deepen their faith in God this season, saying He has the solution to all problems.
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos state described this year's Christmas celebration as an unusual one which will demand that people give up all acts that can increase community spread of the coronavirus.
The Borno state governor, Babagana Zulum, called for a sober reflection on how frontline soldiers, volunteers, IDPs, refugees mark Christmas day. He wished everyone a peaceful, joyful and blessed Christmas festival.
Meanwhile, former Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan felicitated with Nigerians on the occasion of Christmas.
In a post on his Facebook handle, the former Nigerian leader noted that 2020 has been a tough year, especially having to deal with the dreaded and deadly coronavirus pandemic.
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