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70 Decomposed, Headless Bodies Discovered In Abia – Otti

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The governor of Abia State, Alex Otti has said wbout 70 decomposed human bodies, including 20 headless ones and countless human skeletons, were discovered around Lokpanta Cattle Market in Umunneochi local government area of Abia State.

Otti, disclosed this late Sunday night during a monthly media chat for October tagged; ‘Governor Alex Otti Speaks to Abians’, at the Government House, Umuahia, the state capital.

He said security agencies made the discoveries during search operations both within and around the market area following incessant reports of security breaches.

“Kidnapping, armed robbery, prostitution, narcotics trade and other social vices around the market necessitated the raid as some brothels were recently brought down,” the governor said.

He said as part of moves to change the narrative, his administration has resolved to transform the market to a daily general one with different sections, including that of livestock

Otti announced that henceforth, the market would operate from 6am to 6pm as “we have began fencing it all in our efforts to ensure adequate security both within and outside.”

According to him, even with the presence of security agencies, security gadgets would be deployed at strategic locations in the market and beyond in furtherance of the moves.

He said though the decision was initially misunderstood by the leadership of the market, who are mostly northerners, but they later accepted the move after a meeting with the state government on the situation.

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“We are single-minded about rooting out insecurity in the state. Because we know that no administration can succede in the face of insecurity, violence, armed and kidnapping,” he added.

Expressing appreciation for the improvement in security in the area since the raid on the black spot, he assured that the achievements would be sustained without minding whose ox is gored.

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