League of Anambra Professionals (LAP) has condemned the attack on former Central Bank Governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, calling on the state government and all security agencies to bolster their security efforts to stem the tide of brigandage in the state.
While reacting to the attack on Soludo in his hometown, Isuofia, the group said the State Governor, Willie Obiano has often expressed pride in the state as the “safest state in the country,” and urged him to walk his talk by committing afresh to that goal.
A statement signed by its President, Mr. Chijioke Okoli read: “We received with shock and dismay the news of the attack by armed hoodlums on a stakeholders’ political meeting at Isuofia convened by Prof. Soludo, a contender for the Anambra State Governorship seat in the gubernatorial election slated for November 6, 2021.
“There are reports of the death of at least three police operatives and the kidnap of Anambra State Commissioner for Public Utilities, Mr. Emeka Ezenwanne.
“LAP is deeply saddened by this most unfortunate incident, which has put our beloved state in the global spotlight for the wrong reasons. We commiserate with the families of the slain policemen, the entire Police force, and indeed all Nigerians…
“The League of Anambra Professionals condemns in the strongest terms this brazen assault, not only on Isuofia community and Anambra State but also on our cherished values of civility and solidarity.”
Meanwhile, President Muhammadu Buhari has condemned the dastardly attack on Monday night in three communities in Íshíelu Local Government Area of Ebonyi State.x
The affected communities are Egedegede, Obegu and Amuzu.
Consequently, Buhari has directed law enforcement agencies to fish out the attackers, stressing that the perpetrators of this “heinous attack” should not be spared.
Buhari also extended his sympathies to families and friends who have lost loved ones, and to every member of the communities in Ebonyi State traumatised by the despicable acts of wickedness.
The President also sent a message of sympathy to Prof Soludo.x