…Says Anambra’ll miss Madiebo
GOVERNOR of Anambra State, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, has called on federal government and Ondo, as well as other state governments to expedite action in ensuring that nowhere is made safe haven for hoodlums and bandits to operate in the country.
Prof. Soludo sent the call while condemning an invasion of St Francis Catholic Church, Owo, Ondo State by gunmen that killed many people on Sunday.
Describing the attack as satanic, a statement issued by Gov. Soludo’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Christian Aburime decried rising incidence of attacks on innocent people by criminal elements in parts of Nigeria.
The statement further warned that hoodlums should not be allowed to get away with their dastardly and wanton killings, and also urged security agencies to do whatever is necessary to fish out those behind the Owo Church attack as well as similar cases and bring them to justice.
While sympathising with parishioners of St Francis Catholic Church, Owo and Catholic Diocese of Ondo, Mr. Aburime also conveyed Gov. Soludo, his family and the entire ndi Anambra’s condolences to families of the victims.
The statement also commiserates with Gov. Rotimi Akeredolu and the people and Government of Ondo State.
In a related development, Gov. Chukwuma Soludo has expressed his sadness over the death of cerebral Nigerian Military Officer and former Chief of Staff of defunct Biafran Army, Gen. Alexander Madiebo.
Regretting that Gen. Madiebo died at a time his wise counsel was most needed in moving the state forward, a statement signed by Gov. Soludo’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Christian Aburime said the Umuokpu, Awka. Awka South Local Government Area-born, Royal Sandhurst Military Academy trained artillery officer will continue to be remembered by ndi Anambra and other Nigerians for his “sterling contributions to nation building and development of his immediate environment while remaining a strong reference point in patriotism and nationalism by putting his life on the line in protecting his people when it mattered most.”
It will be recalled that Madiebo’s family announced his death on Friday, June 3, aged 90.