The message blow was culled from the press release of the Abia State Government over tensions between the Abia people and herdsmen/the bloody clashes that occurred in Aba yesterday after an Igbo man was stabbed to death.
It contains emergency numbers to call if one sees any suspicious movement, and it aims to prevent the kind of reprisal killings that occurred in Uzo Uwani, Enugu, when herdsmen attacked the place and 40 people were killed.
If you stay in Abia, please copy at least one of these phone numbers below and store in your phone.
We wish to encourage our people to be vigilant and report any suspicious movement or activities of strange persons within our communities to the Traditional Rulers or call any of the following Police Emergency Control phone numbers: 08079210003, 08079210004, 08079210005, 08035425405 for prompt deployment of a Rapid Response Unit formed for the purpose of dealing with security alerts.
Signed Godwin Adindu Chief Press Secretary to the Governor