Insecurity: South East NASS Caucus Condemns Attacks, Killings in region




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By Chibuike Nwabuko

Abuja (Sundiata Post) – federal lawmakers of South East extraction under auspices of South-East Caucus of NASS has condemned the spike in violence attacks and killings in the region of late, urging Inspector General of Police to dig deep in his investigations to unravel the actual identities of these unknown gunmen.

was contained in a statement signed by fifteen made available to newsmen in Abuja.

Group among others reminded security agencies majority of Igbos are opposed to any form of violence in furtherance of any cause.

The statement reads in full:

We, the South-East Caucus of the NASS, as and major in the region, have observed with surprise the sudden spike in violence in the region known for its calm, love and peaceful disposition to visitors irrespective of tribe and religion.

We have had cause always to deploy the instrumentalities of the institution of state to alert the government of about some of the vexed issues of injustice, inequity and obvious marginalisation of the South East in governance structure. Nonetheless, we have not lost hope the authorities will eventually do the right thing for the continued peaceful coexistence of all people in a united .

However, we are worried over recent developments in the South East, which has thrown the zone into violence and confusion.

Igbos are not known to kill or waste lives. Igbos are not known for this unfortunate violent disposition, no matter the provocation.

We note the increasing agitation for restructuring of and increasing separatist agitations across the country due to perceived and real issues of marginalisation. On these issues, we, the across-board, have consistently cautioned such agitations must be strictly in accordance with the laws of Nigeria and must be peaceful and devoid of violence.

The Southeast Caucus of NASS commiserates with all who have lost loved ones, friends and colleagues in these unfortunate incidents and trust that our great country is resilient enough to weather and survive the current challenges confronting it.

We therefore condemn in its totality all forms of violence and killings under any guise. It is unacceptable and must never, for whatever reason, be condoned.

We urge the Inspector General of Police to dig deep in his investigations to unravel the actual identities of these unknown gunmen determined to create a state of in the Southeast.

The has become necessary in the circumstance because of the magnitude of the attacks. More so as the region had not witnessed such in the past.

We advise the security agencies to continue to show restraint in the of its mission to restore peace in the Southeast. Security operatives must remember, at all times, that the majority of Igbos are opposed to any form of violence in furtherance of any cause.

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Sen. Enyinnaya Abaribe State
Sen.
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Sen. Sam Egwu
Ebonyi State
Sen. Theodore A. Orji
State
Sen. Onyewuchi Ezenwa
State
Sen. Rochas A. Okorocha
State
Sen. Frank Ibezim
State
Sen. Stella Odua
Anambra State
Sen. Uche Ekwunife
Anambra State
Sen. Ifeanyi Uba
Anambra State
Sen. Chimaroke Nnamani
Enugu State
Sen. Chukwuka Utazi
Enugu State
Sen. Obinna Ogba
Ebonyi State
Sen Micheal Nnachi
Ebonyi State