Ebonyi State Governor, David Umahi has ordered the immediate arrest and prosecution of the State Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Stanley Emegha and the Candidate for Afikpo North/Afikpo South Federal Constituency, Eni Uduma Chima for their roles in the murder of three persons in Ekoli Edda.
Governor Umahi gave the directive during an on-the-spot assessment of the level of damages in the area.
The Governor also directed the Commissioner of Police to arrest all those connected with the carnage and ensure they face justice.
The Governor while announcing the suspension of all social gatherings in Edda until normalcy returned, urged the Commissioner of Police to saturate the area with security presence to forestall further breakdown of law and order.
As at the time of filing this report, the whole Ekoli Edda has been cordoned off by the combined team of the Police, Army and the Ebubeagu Security outfit.