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We will flush out criminals from Abia forests – Governor Ikpeazu



The Governor of Abia State, Okezie Ikpeazu, has promised to flush out all criminals hiding in forests across the state, in order to maintain “the existing peace in the state.”

Ikpeazu, on Tuesday, spoke during an interview at the Government House in Umuahia, the state capital.

As indicated by him, the primary function of the state’s security outfit, Ebube Agu, is to guarantee that there are no hideouts for criminals in the state.

He said, “We are going to get into the forest and flush out anybody that is not supposed to be there, whether they are armed or not. We will do the needful; we will do what we need to do. We will respond with equivalent force to the challenge we meet.”

When questioned if the security outfit would be armed, Ikpeazu simply replied, “When the time comes, when the challenge arises, we will rise to the challenge and we will do the needful to make sure our people are protected.”

Okezie Victor Ikpeazu was born October 18, 1964. He is currently the Governor of Abia State on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP).

Ikpeazu gained admission into the University of Maiduguri to study Clinical Biochemistry and graduated with a BSc (Hons.) Second Class Upper Division in August, 1984.

He returned to the University of Maiduguri for an MSc Degree in Biochemical Toxicology and graduated in 1990. In 1994, he obtained a Doctorate Degree, PhD in Biochemical Pharmacology from the University of Calabar.

Before joining politics, Ikpeazu had been a lecturer in several Nigerian educational institutions. He is a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church.

Governor Ikpeazu is married to Nkechi Caroline Ikpeazu and their union is blessed with four children.

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