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Abia gov’t discovers skeletons, 70 decomposing, headless corpses inside market


Abia gov’t discovers skeletons, 70 decomposing, headless corpses inside market

The Abia State Government has discovered over 50 decomposing bodies, over 20 headless bodies and countless human skeletons all around Lokpanta Cattle Market in the Umunneochi Local Government Area of the state.

Governor Alex Otti disclosed this during his monthly media chat held in Government House, Umuahia, on Monday.

He assured the people that his government is committed to tackling the issues of insecurity headlong without minding whose ox is gored.

Otti said that prostitution, narcotics trade and other criminal vices around the Lokpanta Cattle Market necessitated the raid of the market as some brothels were recently brought down in Umunneochi.

The governor announced that the Lokpanta market would become a daily market that would open at 6am and close at 6pm.

He said the market would now become a general market as sections are allotted to the cattle dealers and other businesses too.

He made it public that his administration would equally fence the market to ensure adequate security.

According to him, the Lokpanta area was notorious for kidnapping and armed robbery, hence the decision of his administration to make the market a daily one.

He said though the policy was misunderstood, after a meeting with the leadership of the market, everyone agreed with the government’s stand on making the market a daily one for the good of all.

Otti said, “We are single-minded about rooting out insecurity in Abia State because we know that no government can succeed in the face of insecurity, violence, armed robbery and kidnapping.”

The governor said that gadgets would be deployed at strategic places to ensure the security of lives and property in the state.

He added that his administration is poised to ensure Abians enjoy a great Christmas this year, saying, “This government will not get involved in supporting insecurity. Our devices will be installed in strategic places.”

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