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Gov. Obiano pained by Nkpor Incident: Anambra to foot medical bills


Obienu Okwuchukwu

Anambra State Government says the clash between the Police and some youths at Nkpor, Idemili North Local Government Area that claimed the life of a young man is `unfortunate and regrettable’.

Gov Willie Obiano, while condoling with the family of the deceased, announced that the state government would foot the hospital bills of the injured as well as take responsibility for burial of the deceased.

The Governor said this during a special broadcast at Aguleri, Anambra East Local Government Area.

“However, in the interest of peace in our communities, I wish to appeal to Ndi Anambra to refrain from anything that will lead to collision with the police.

I also appeal to members of the force to adopt best practices in dealing with challenges that this difficult moment will most certainly provide.

May the soul of the departed young man rest in perfect peace,’’ Gov Obiano prayed”.

Meanwhile, the Governor Obiano reiterated his determination to protect all law abiding citizens within the state. He equally used the occasion to plead to Anambrarians to protect themselves from the coronavirus pandemic by adhering to the state health guidelines.

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