Civil society condemns killing of policemen, an abduction in Anambra

Awka-Anambra Civil Society Network (ACSONET) a foremost citizen’s/stakeholders platform has condemned in strong terms the reported killing of three, policemen attached to a former Central Bank Governor (CBN), Prof. Chukwuma Soludo.

The killing also recorded an abduction of a serving Commissioner in the state — Mr Emeka Ezenwanne, Commissioner for Public Utilities

Soludo is currently an aspirant for governorship race in Anambra State.

The incidents occurred at Afuzo area of Isuofia, Aguata Local Government Area (LGA) of Anambra, during a youth engagement event.

The Chairman of the group, Prince Chris Azor, described the incident as scary and absolutely unacceptable.

Mr Azor said that the incident was one of the envisaged early precursory signs to a vital election, Nov. 6 polls in the state.

According to him the current situation has led the Civil Society community under the auspices of Women Situation Room of Nigeria (WSRN) to launch an Early Warning Centre in the state, aimed at tracking violent incidents, especially against women during elections.

“The centre will promptly monitor, analyse, document and report violent incidents in real time.’’

Azor noted that the group had since called on all security agencies and stakeholders to sharpen their surveillance skills with a view to ensuring that the culprits would be promptly apprehended and those in captivity released. “I want the state Governor to declare a state of emergency on security to ensure the safety of life and property of citizens.’’




Source: Anambra State Government