According to the state government, the late Etum Numana was a peacemaker who was committed to peace and development in his chiefdom. The government commiserates with the immediate family of the royal father and his wife, the people of Numana Chiefdom and the entire Sanga Local Government.
The government condemns this double murder as a calculated threat to peace, and a most unfortunate attempt to intrude into a new year a pattern of criminality that needlessly threatens the right of citizens to security, life and liberty.
The state government has called on residents in the state with useful information about the double murder, to provide such information to the relevant security agencies and the information will be treated with utmost confidentiality.
The state Government has also directed the security agencies to investigate this criminal incident and bring the assailants to justice. It urged the people of Numana Chiefdom to remain calm and to support the security agencies as they investigate this latest threat to the hard-won peace in the area.The security agencies have also taken necessary measures to assign more personnel to the area to keep the peace.