Do Not Allow Our Society To Lose Sense Of Sacredness Of Life – Peter Obi Urge Security Agents To Redouble Efforts In Containing Violence
The presidential candidate of the Labour party in the 2023 general election, Peter Obi has reacted to the activities of unknown gunmen in Aguata local government area of Anambra state which left two police men dead while others were kidnapped.
Recall that unknown gunmen on Thursday, opened fire on policemen on escort duty at Uga roundabout killing two of them.
Obi in a series of posts on his X account (formerly twitter), said the attack is a sad one decrying the degeneration of our society to this level of violence.
He urged the security agents to redouble their efforts and end the spate violence in the country.
“The disturbing reports of a tragic violent attack that occurred at Uga, in Anambra state yesterday, 28 December, which claimed the lives of two policemen attached to my dear brother Chris Ubah, is a very sad one.
“I also learned that some yet-to-be-identified people were also kidnapped by the criminals. I also received reports that gunmen went on a rampage in Amesi Community in the same Aguata LGA and killed a vigilante, identified as Chigbo Onuegbu (Akawo) and kidnapped another.
“It is sad that our society has degenerated to this level where violence has become a ready mode of expression. This recourse must not only be condemned but also combatted by the authorities. Every act of terror and violence must be condemned. We must not allow our society to lose the sense of sacredness of life.
“The government and all security agencies, who are at the forefront of combating insecurity, need to make extra efforts to arrest this growing menace of insecurity in our society.
“I sincerely condole with the bereaved families of the policemen and the vigilante who lost their lives in the attack, and I sympathize with my brother Chris Uba over this sad incident.”