The Abia State government has said a soldier accused of killing a resident in the Umuokereke Ngwa area of the state has been arrested, dismissed from the Nigerian Army and remanded at a correction facility.
Governor Okezie Ikpeazu’s Chief of Staff, Dr. A. Agbazuere, made this known in a statement sent to POLITICS NIGERIA on Monday.
Agbazuere said the recklessness of some security operatives in the state must be checked, thereby condemning the extra-judicial killing in the state.
He noted that the prosecution of the erring security operative would serve as a deterrent for other arms-carrying officials involved in such an act.
According to him, the state government is strongly against the unnecessary shooting of residents and the consequent loss of their lives.
Read the full statement below:
“Abia State Government hereby condemns in very strong terms the unwarranted shooting of some Abians and the consequent loss of their lives.
“While government appreciates the commitment and industry of heads of Security Agencies and some other Security Personnel in the State, the breeding recklessness of some Security Men in the State must be nipped in the bud forthwith.
“Government hereby reassures all Abians that anybody who takes the life of an Abian must definitely face justice.
“The soldier who killed an Abian at Umuokereke Ngwa has been dismissed from the army and is in prison awaiting final Justice for murder. All other arm bearers must learn their lessons.”