Ebonyi state governor, David Umahi on Saturday issued directives to his security details to shoot anyone who blocks his convoy.

According to Premium Times, the governor had issued this order following his encounter with mourners at a wake-week along Onicha Road in Onicha Local Government Area.

It was reported that the mourners at the wake-keep blocked the governors convoy on his back to the state from his hometown, Uburu, Ohaozara on Friday night.

The governor was reported to have said that one of his aides lost his rifle in the incident.

He further issued orders that anyone who blocks his convoy should be shot even if the person dies, its still within the law.

The governor who narrated his ordeal to some guests who visited the State Executive Chambers in Abakiliki said,  “Yesterday night, I was coming back by 12 midnight. Of course, I had to stop over at the college to inspect projects, but when we got to Onicha, they blocked the road.

“Even with the litany of army and the police and everything, they did not even want to open the road. Then I said they should arrest all of them, but most of them ran away. I think they even took a gun of an army officer.”

“So the Chairman of the Local Government, the House of Assembly members and coordinators, they are working very hard and the SSA on Security, they are all there to sort it out.

“But I say, all of them will go to prison. So they have to identify them, bring them here and we will prosecute them to show an example.”

“Next time the ADC should order for a shoot. It is very illegal to block the governor. And if anybody is killed in the course of that, it is allowed in the law.

“And it is not me that is the problem, it is the common man, nobody should be oppressed.