Anambra Monarch Condemns Convoy Attack, Seeks Government Intervention
By Chukwuka Ugokwe, Awka
Traditional ruler of Isuaniocha community, in Awka North Local Government Area of Anambra State, Igwe Mkpuora Ngini, has condemned the recent attack on his convoy, calling on the government to intervene in the security challenge and restore peace to the community.
Apparently disturbed by what he termed sponsored attack on his convoy by hoodlums suspected to be sponsored, Isuaniocha is one of the communities.
The Monarch who was recently certified by the State Governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, sought deployment of security operatives to fish out those behind the attack, alleging that it was sponsored.
Speaking in a telephone interview on the wave of insecurity in the community, he alleged that during the attack by the hired hoodlums, two DSS Officials attached to his convoy were wounded, one of them abducted while their Hilux Van was set ablaze.
“The unknown gunmen refused me entry into my community to address my people and I wrote to DSS and they gave me some officers to escort me. But surprisingly on entering Isuaniocha, the unknown gunmen opened fire on my convoy,” he alleged.
While describing the development as unfortunate, he called on security operatives to apprehend the perpetrators, safe guard lives and property as well as protect government institutions in the community.
“Government should intervene quickly to get them apprehended and make them to face the law before their activities will move over to Awka and neighbouring communities,” Igwe Ngini stated.
He then called on both natives and residents of the community to remain calm and law abiding in the wake of the development, assuring that government will act towards achieving high level security.
Acknowledging that peace and stability in the community is very paramount, he applauded Gov. Soludo’s led administration for its high investment in ensuring security in the state.