Ebonyi Governor, David Umahi, has accused some political leaders in the State of causing violence.
He told the new Police Commissioner, Aliyu Garba to tackle insecurity in Ebonyi.
Umahi spoke in Abakaliki, the state capital, on Wednesday when Garba visited him, NAN reports.
“You are coming at a very trying moment and should deal decisively with anyone instigating insecurity. It should be stated that some leaders instigate crises but when it comes to security issues, my party is God and the people,” he said.
Umahi of the All Progressives Congress (APC) accused the past police leadership of hobnobbing with politicians.
“I nearly severed my relationship with the police but was restrained by the integrity of its Inspector General. How can police officers be inside their offices and hoodlums would attack them and collect their guns?” He asked.
The governor said it happened more than three times under the former police boss.
“It is unfortunate. Cultists would be arrested and three or four days later, they are released into the society to further cause problems,” he said.
Umahi disclosed that his administration would soon distribute operational vehicles to security agencies.
Umahi warned new Coordinators of Local Government Development Centres and Special Assistants against disloyalty.
In his remarks, Garba pledged to ensure the protection of the peoples’ lives and property.