The Governor of Anambra State, Professor Chukwuma Soludo on Friday, regretted that the armed men perpetrating crime in the state are not ndị Anambra. The governor made the remarks when he conducted an on the spot assessment of Aguata Local Government Headquarters which was attacked on Thursday by hoodlums.
According to Prof. Soludo, 85% of suspects arrested came from one SouthEast state while the other 15% are from another SouthEast state which shows that Ndigbo are indeed destroying their own land by themselves. The governor further emphasized that there will be no hiding place for criminals in Anambra adding that Anambra will take back their land.
Prof Soludo also described the attacks as mindless criminality which he said cannot be condoned in Anambra State and revealed that combined forces of security agents in the state on Thursday, stormed the criminal camp between Aguluezechukwu and Ogboji and smoked out the criminals whom while fleeing the camp, decided to destroy the local government headquarters. He also commended the security agencies for their timely intervention.
The Governor further reaffirmed the total resolve of his administration to stamp out criminality in Anambra State and called on those involved to come out as the government will help them become agents of positive change. However, he said that anyone who continues in that line of criminality would be treated as one.
Governor Chukwuma Charles Soludo early morning on Friday, April 8, 2022 visited the Aguata Local Government Secretariat where some buildings within the premises were torched by unknown arsonists
Prof Chukwuma Soludo who was conducted round the building by a senior principal officer of the Local Government, decried the act of lawlessness being perpetrated by these unknown arsonists
After undertaking an inspection of the buildings set blaze by arsonists which also include the administrative building, Governor Soludo reassured that the people of Anambra State will not succumb to acts of lawlessness. He stressed that peace and security must reign in Anambra State.
He, again, appealed to those committing these heinous crimes to accept the olive branch offered by the State government by coming out of the Bush and surrounder their guns so that they will be rehabilitated to join in playing critical roles in the development of Anambra, South East and Nigerian at large
He added that those who refused to take that option and decide to continue with their criminal activities, will be treated as criminals
Governor Soludo also revealed that from statistics from investigations from those arrested previously shows that 85% of those committing these crimes come from one state in the Southeast while another 15% come from another State in the same Southeast geo-political zone
He said these criminals are not from Anambra State because Ndi Anambra do not engage in violence crimes and killings
He further reassured that peace and stability will return to Anambra State stressing that the people’s power must triumph
“We must restore peace and stability in Anambra State so that we can create a livable and prosperous homeland for our children, grand-children and great grand-children yet unborn”
Governor Soludo was accompanied on the inspection by the State Commissioner of Police, CP Echeng Echeng; Special Adviser on Security, AVM Ben Chiobi;: Commander Artillery Regiment, Onitsha, Col MB Abubaker and other top Security Chiefs