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Nnewi South attack: Soludo condemns lawlessness, bloodletting

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…Civil society condemns attack, sympathises with victims

GOVERNOR of Anambra State, Charles Soludo, yesterday, visited Nnewi South Local Government Headquarters, Ukpor, to access the level of damage caused by the attack by unknown gunmen, who set some facilities ablaze in the secretariat.

  Governor Soludo maintained that Anambra respects the sanctity of life and property and that no circumstance should result to such lawlessness and bloodletting.

  He further reiterated his resolve to restore law and order in Anambra for the sake of the people, 

adding that the security agencies will get to the bottom of the situation, which he described as a very sad moment.

  He lamented   that the common man will be at the receiving end as the money that should be used to provide the basic infrastructures should now be used for rebuilding and encouraged ndi Anambra to be strong as no amount of arson and bloodletting will prevail over the spirit of ndi Anambra.

Among the buildings affected are Works Department, education building, Traditional Rulers Council Office, Public Complainants Commission Office and Property Department Office.

  Meanwhile Anambra Civil Society Network (ACSONET), a platform for citizens and non state actors, has condemned in the attack on the secretariat of Nnewi South Local Government Area, Ukpor, Anambra State.

  Chairman of the group, Prince Chris Azor, who spoke to newsmen after receiving report from his members, sympathised with the victims, the government and good people of Anambra State.

  He urged the state governor, Prof. Charles Soludo, to convoke stakeholders’ consultative dialogue and security/peace summit to address the notorious menace and urged ndi Anambra to brace up and defend their cities and communities.

 “We all as stakeholders should take bold strategic steps to defend our civic space with the last drop of our blood,” he said.

  Azor implored citizens, especially the youth not to allow the acts of criminality and brigandage to continue and called on security agencies to up their game and deal decisively with criminal elements perpetrating the dastardly acts.

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