Ebonyi Governor David Umahi has hailed the arrest of a gang leader responsible for abductions in the Enyigba area of the state.
Some residents were recently kidnapped in the renewed land dispute between Enyigba and Enyibichiri communities.
Commissioner for Information, Uchenna Orji, in a statement on Thursday, said the kingpin and others members are in police custody.
Orji disclosed that the state government has sent security operatives to Ebonyi’s boundary with Cameroon to apprehend fleeing suspects.
“The government will do everything within the law to prosecute the suspects, to ascertain the status of the abducted persons,” he said.
Umahi was quoted as commending the people of Abakaliki and Ikwo councils for handling the matter with maturity.
The Governor warned miscreants in Izzi to desist from attacks on Ikwo indigenes.
He added that any further attack will be viewed as an act of terrorism and decisively dealt with.