- Professor Charles Soludo of Anambra state has issued a strong warning to members of IPOB, MASSOB and ESN
- The Anambra state governor warned the group to stop playing with the future and development of Alaigbo
- According to Soludo, the insecurity brewing in the region is stalling development of the southeast region
The governor of Anambra state, Charles Soludo, on Tuesday, March 17, called on the leadership and members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), the Eastern Security Network (ESN) and the Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) to desist from fueling crisis across the southeast region.
Soludo while speaking at his inauguration ceremony as the new governor of Anambra state in Awka said the Igboland cannot achieve the desired development with the level of insecurity it is currently experiencing.
Noting that the region has always been known for peace, law and order, Soludo said the agitators of violence pose a great threat to the people.
The Punch reports that the governor there cannot be any meaningful development in the region with the recent insecurity brewing in states across the southeast.
“We can’t build this homeland by turning the sword against each other. Ndi Anambra loves their homeland but the recent upsurge in criminality poses a great threat. My heart bleeds to see and hear about our youth dying in senseless circumstances.
“Every criminal gang – kidnappers, wicked murderers, arsonists, rapists, thieves— all now claim to be freedom fighters.”
Warning that the violence and killings going on in the region must come to an end, Soludo said all stakeholders in the southeast must work together to bring an end to the violence.
The governor also called on politicians to quit playing politics with the lives and peace of the people of the region.
“Criminality cannot be sugarcoated. This must stop. All the stakeholders must now review both the narrative and the action plan.”
“There is no conflict that dialogue, in good faith, cannot resolve.”