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Sit-at-home: Family asks FG to set up special intervention fund for victims

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The family of Mr Henry Oko, who was brutalized sit-at-home enforcers in the South East, has called on the Federal Government to set up a Special Intervention Fund for the treatment and rehabilitation of innocent victims in the region.

DAILY POST reports that Oko was a victim of the December 14, 2022 sit-at-home enforcement attack at Nwakpu Market, in Ikwo Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.

Spokesperson for the family, Mr Steve Oko, decried the plight of innocent victims of the sit-at-home order, some of whom have been incapacitated for life.

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He regretted that some of them who were lucky to escape or were rescued alive from the scene of attack with life- threatening injuries, had been abandoned by both federal and South East governments.

According to him, some of the victims were exposed to danger for relying on ‘false assurances’ of protection by the security agencies and South East governors.

He argued that it is the height of deceit for South East governors and security agencies to coerce residents of the zone to ignore sit-at-home orders only to abandon them when they come under attack by the enforcers.

He said that both the governors and the Federal Government, which is in charge of the security agencies, should be held responsible for the ordeals of the innocent victims.

“A situation where governors threaten residents with sanctions, and in some instances force them to flout sit-at-home orders only to leave them at the mercy of the enforcers is treacherous!

“The governors should be held accountable for exposing these innocent residents to danger,” he stated.

Sit-at-home: Family asks FG to set up special intervention fund for victims

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