Native doctors in Ebonyi get ultimatum to register with government

Ebonyi State Governor David Umahi has mandated all native doctors in the state and traditional medicine dealers to register with the ministries of Border Peace and Conflict Resolution, Health and Commissioner of Police (CP) within seven days.

Umahi disclosed this at the end of an enlarged security council meeting held at the state new governors lodge on Wednesday.

The meeting was attended by all the security services chiefs in the state, 13 local government chairmen, Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) and a host of others.

According to the governor, anyone that failed to comply on the executive order will be arrested and will be prosecuted.

“We have agreed that all native doctors in the state and traditional medicine dealers must within seven days today register with the Commissioner for Border Peace, with the Commissioner for health and with the CP. There will be an executive order to this event and anyone that is caught doing otherwise will be arrested and will be prosecuted.”

Umahi also directed security agencies to crackdown on all criminal activities in the state and urged the security agencies to bring to book all the bandits attacking the state within 72 hours.

“We are aware that there are some killings over the weekend; a policeman was killed, two army men were killed and I think one civilian and their killers are pure bandits. They do these killings and put it on social media that they are members of IPOB or ESN. Without standing for either IPOB or ESN, but they continue to deny that they are not into violence but for me, criminality is criminality and I have directed security agencies to crack down on all criminal activities in the state. 

“And for those who did the killings, the security agencies must bring them to book within 72 hours, they must do that.

The governor also charged the security agencies to arrest and prosecute all those sharing fake news in the state.

Umahi also mandated that all wake keeps and night clubs in the state should end by 6 pm. He then charged Ebubeagu security agents to enforce the order.

“We have directed that all wake keeps in the state must end by 6 pm and the local government chairmen, security agents and Ebubeagu must enforce this.  All social activities must end by 6 pm. When you defy this order, you will pay a minimum of 1 million because a lot of hoodlum activities happen during this wake keeps going into the night.”



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