This is to inform the good people of Nsukka LGA and, indeed, the general public that the Government of Hon. Barr. Cosmas Ibeziako Ugwueze, condemns, in the strongest of terms, the unfortunate, uneasy situation experienced on Saturday, the 31st of October, 2020, in Nsukka City, following a misunderstanding between a tricycle operator and his passenger, who is a northerner.
The general public is also, hereby, notified that normalcy has since been restored in the metropolitan City.
At the outset of the civil disturbances occassioned by the imbroglio between the duo, the Executive Chairman of Nsukka LGA, Hon. Barr. Cosmas Ugwueze, immediately swung into action to calm frailed nerves. He rushed down to the troubled spot, Army Barracks Area of the Nsukka metropolis, where he interfaced with the aggrieved keke riders, calming them down and pacifying the Hausa Community.
From Army Barracks, he moved with the aggrieved Keke operators to Odenigbo area and to Ogige market, pacifying them and ensuring that their demonstration did not degenerate into futher violence.
At Union Primary School, Odenigbo Nsukka, he addressed them and also provided them with some nerve soothing entertainments.
After ensuring calm and dispersing the enraged crowd, the indefatigable Mayor drove straight to the hospital where the people who sustained injuries were being treated. There, he undertook to offset all the hospital bills of all the injured persons.
From the hospital, the Mayor of Nsukka LGA, went to interface and commiserate with the Hausa Community and in twenty four hours, he has visited the Hausa Community twice; Saturday 31st of October, 2020, and Sunday, 1st of November, 2020, in a sustained drive to enthrone lasting peace.
Today, to the glory of God, some of the casualties are fully recovered while others are in a very stable condition.
However, may we use this medium to inform the public that while nobody was stabbed during the unfortunate incidence, no life was also lost.
Utterly committed to the security of lives and properties of the good people of Nsukka LGA and its residents, the people-oriented administration of Hon. Barr. Cosmas Ugwueze, urges all and sundry, to go about their legitimate businesses, remaining peaceful, calm, tranquil and law abiding.
Hon. Barr. Ugwueze and his administration, absolutely believe in the agelong and generational harmonious, peaceful and sanguine relationship and co-existence between the Igbo and Hausa Communities in Nsukka LGA and will stop at nothing to uphold it.
While the Ugwueze’s administration undertakes to shoulder all the medical bills of all the affected persons, he also schedules to visit the Muslim Community today, Monday 2nd November, 2020, with some experts to ascertain the level of damage and craft ways forward. As he sues for absolute peace, he urges the Keke Riders and the Hausa Community to continue to tow the path of peaceful co-existence.
Hon. Barr. Ugwueze, Chairman, Nsukka LGA, also expresses unreserved gratitude to Rt. Hon. Dr. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, the responsive, performing Governor of Enugu State, for his prompt show of love, empathy and support during the trying moments.
In the picture is the Council Chairman with Kelly, the Keke Rider at Bishop Shanahan Hospital on Saturday 31st Oct. 2020.
Source: Ezugwu Samuel Ugwu