The Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi, has declared support for the ongoing Nigerian army exercise – 'Egwu Eke', Python Dance II, in the southeast zone.
Gov. Umahi, declared support for the campaign when he received the chief of army staff, Lt.Gen. Tukur Buratai. He, however, urged the army to keep to its rules of engagement
“We support the army; we support the exercise, but please dance by the rules of engagement; dance in the bush, not in the street. We do not address perceived injustice through violence.’’
According to the governor, the state is currently enjoying relative peace in terms of security. However, he called for army establishment of army formations in the border between Ebonyi and Cross River, to address recurring communal clashes in the area.