Nigerian Governor Orders Security Detail To Shoot Anyone Who Blocks His Convoy

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The governor of Ebonyi State, South-east Nigeria, David Umahi, has ordered his security details to shoot anyone who blocks his convoy.

“Even if the gunshots result to death, it is still within the law.” Mr Umahi said.

Mr Umahi gave this order while narrating how his convoy was blocked the previous night by mourners at a wake-keep in the state.

The governor’s convoy was reportedly blocked along Onicha Road in Onicha Local Government Area of the State on his way back to the state capital from his Uburu, Ohaozara hometown Friday night.

He alleged that one of his security aides lost his military rifle in the incident.

While receiving some guests at the State Executive Chambers in Abakaliki on Saturday, the governor expressed his fury over the incident, saying it is a criminal breach of the law.

“Yesterday night, I was coming back by 12 midnight. Of course, I had to stop over at the college to inspect projects, but when we got to Onicha, they blocked the road.

“Even with the litany of the army and the police and everything, they did not even want to open the road. Then I said they should arrest all of them, but most of them ran away. I think they even took a gun of an army officer,” he said.

Mr Umahi said those who ran away would still be arrested and imprisoned.

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