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Abia Governor Sets N30m Bounty On Killers Of Soldiers



Abia Governor Sets N30m Bounty On Killers Of Soldiers

On Friday, Governor Alex Otti of Abia State placed a N30 million bounty on the killers of five soldiers.

The soldiers were killed on May 30 at the Obikabia junction in Aba, the local government area of the state.

News About Nigeria reports that the N30 million bounty is a N5 million increase from the previous N25 million that the governor promised to give to anyone who could give vital information that would help in fishing out the killers of the soldiers.

The governor made the announcement when the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Hasan Abubakar, paid him a visit in Nvosi, the LGA of the state.

While making the announcement, Governor Otti revealed that the increase in the bounty is due to a N5 million donation made by an indigene of the state who is based in the United States of America.

Otti said, “Interestingly, the government has placed a bounty of N25 million and just yesterday, an Abia son, who also comes from Obingwa and lives in the United States, sent us N5 million to upgrade the bounty to N30 million. So I am happy to announce that the bounty has just been upgraded to N30 million, to encourage anyone who will have useful information that will lead to the apprehension of the criminals.”

The governor added that the state government is working tirelessly with security agencies to ensure the arrest of the perpetrators and that such heinous act never happen again.

“We are very single-minded about it. We must fish them out and ensure that they get the message that this place is a no-go area for terrorists, killers, kidnappers, and other criminals,” Otti stated.