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Abaribe Reacts To Surge Of Violence In South East

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Abaribe Reacts To Surge Of Violence In South East

The Senate Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, has condemned the surge of violence and attacks in the South East.

Naija News had reported how gunmen in the early hours of Monday, attacked the Imo State Police Command headquarters and the Owerri Correctional Center, razed their operational vehicles, and freed about 2,000 inmates.

Also, about six police stations have been attacked in the state in the last two months, while some killings have been recorded in Ebonyi, Enugu States, and other parts of the region.

But in a statement on Wednesday released by his Media Adviser, Uchenna Awom, Senator Abaribe asked the Federal Government to be more sincere in handling the security affairs of the country.

The lawmaker also urged the government to be more nationalistic if Nigeria is to be saved from implosion and destruction, adding that the country is fast sliding into total anarchy.

He condemned the attack on security agencies, particularly on the police, describing the attacks as unacceptable and unwarranted.

Abaribe condoled with the police and other security agencies over the attack on their operatives and facilities in the region.

The minority leader also called for a thorough investigation into the rising wave of attack on police formations across the country, especially the ones that happened in Imo State.

He urged the security agencies to unravel the motives behind the incessant attacks and apprehend the criminal elements to face the full weight of the law.

Abaribe said: "Time has come for sincerity and nationalistic approach by government to address the myriad of problems besetting the country, especially insecurity and poor management of the country's diversity.

The time for a knee-jerk approach and fixated mindset in the investigation of criminal attacks by the security agencies has gone. It is not enough to be driven by a certain mindset, which has the tendency of foreclosing other probable leads and motives during investigations of very serious crimes like the ones we are currently experiencing.

"This time calls for deeper introspection and painstaking investigation by the relevant security agencies so that we nip these dangerous dimensions in the bud if the country must be rescued from falling off the cliff."

Source: Naija News

Ige Olugbenga is a fine-grained journalist. He loves the smell of a good lead and has a penchant for finding out something nobody else knows. Gbenga is an alumnus of the prestigious Adekunle Ajasin University, Ondo State and The Polytechnic, Ibadan.