Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has stated that some South-East youths who engage in violence are bandits.
Umahi, who said this on Monday while featuring as a guest on Channels TV, ruled out the insinuation that those behind the unrest in the region were foreigners.
He said, “What I call bandits are people that are engaged in violence and our people, South East people; the youths, some of them are also in this category.”
“When people tend to say the insecurity in the southeast is imported, I don’t buy that because I am a governor and get security reports. We have arrested a number of these people and it should be about five or ten per cent of the people outside the South East.
“So, you cannot say when you have up to 90 per cent of our youths that are engaged in this thing and you say we are being infiltrated by others.”
VANTAGE NEWS had reported that Umahi, who is aspiring to become the next president scored the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari high in the are of security.
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