The executive governor of Anambra state, Prof Charles Soludo, has called on the suspected members of IPOB, ESN and other agitating groups in Anambra to come for a peace talk and dialogue instead of causing harm and instilling fear in Anambra residents.
The governor made this call on Thursday morning, March 31, 2022, after some unknown assailants set the Local Government Secretariat of Nnewi South ablaze, on the night of Wednesday, March 3oth, 2022.
In a official statement by the governor which was made available to the press at government house in Awka, Gov Soludo urged the agitating bodies that securing Igbo should be a collective responsibility, adding that these destroying forces, could yeild a positive outcome when put to good use.
The statement by the governor reads in parts;
ON THE BURNING OF NNEWI SOUTH LGA SECRETARIAT LAST NIGHT… THIS IS THE MESSAGE WE MUST SPREAD
“To IPOB/ESN, the Movement for the Actualization of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB), as well as the disparate armed groups in the forests, it is time to interrogate both the purpose and means of your campaign.
To the politicians playing politics with the insecurity, you are riding a tiger. The current trajectory is a desolation road. Let us get around the table and talk. Let the elite in the closet come out, and let’s debate our future and forge a consensus.
The conspiracy of silence by the elite and some community leaders must end. If you see something, say or do something! Securing Igboland and Nigeria must be our collective responsibility.
Let those in the forests come out, surrender their guns and let’s work together to rehabilitate and empower you to contribute positively to the peace and prosperity of our homeland”…
Prof. Charles Chukwuma Soludo
Governor of Anambra State.