The attacks and killings of a soldier and innocent citizens in the Ohafia local government Area by yet-to-be-identified gunmen is not just condemnable but horrifying and disturbing.
As I, condole with the family of those who lost their lives in that unfortunate incident.
I want to call on security agencies to conduct a speedy investigation and bring the perpetrators of the dastardly act to justice and restore peace and security to Ohafia.
I call on the Ohafia community to work closely with security agents and restore lasting peace in the community to forestall future occurrences of such an unfortunate incident.
Our dear state of Abia has an enviable reputation for peace and the life of every Abian is of prime importance, no Abian deserves to lose his or her life in such a brutal manner, everybody resident in Abia should be secured, that’s why I am proposing a participatory governance structure wherein the security of lives and property of our people should be of topmost priority and we will work directly with communities in other to secure their lives and properties.
Let me use this opportunity to sue for peace between the military and their host community and extend my deep condolences to the Ohafia LGA Council Chairman, The good people of Ohafia, and the military authorities over their losses and pray that the Almighty will grant peaceful rest to the departed and restore peace to the area.
Prof. Eleazar Uche Ikonne
Abia PDP Governorship Candidate