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General News of Tuesday, 3 January 2023


Soludo condemns spate of killings in Anambra

Anambra Governor, Chukwuma Soludo Anambra Governor, Chukwuma Soludo

Governor Charles Soludo on Tuesday condemned recent killings in Anambra.

Soludo was reacting to killings in Okpuno in Awka South and Obosi in Idemili North local councils.

Four youths (Onyiebo Okoye, Kenechukwu Okeke, Jude Ebenezar and Obinna Maduka) were killed in the Okpuno community on January 1.

The president-general of Obosi town, Ike Okolo, was shot dead at a petrol station on January 2.

Soludo, who described the killings as cult-related, assured that the culprits would be apprehended and made to face the law.

His press secretary, Christian Aburime, reported him saying that the perpetrators would be apprehended and decisively dealt with.

He said Anambra had enjoyed the best Christmas ever in decades with a new system of traffic control put in place by the government, Anambra Youth Volunteers and the Anambra State Traffic Management Agency.

“The governor has condemned the cult-related war among rival groups and subsequent killings in Obosi and Okpuno in Idemili North and Awka South council areas,” added Mr Aburime. “He assures that the perpetrators will be apprehended and decisively dealt with, even if they have run out of town. He stressed that they will be hunted down to face the full wrath of the law.”

He revealed that the governor “reassured that the cult gangs will surely be tracked down and dealt with decisively in accordance with the law.”

Soludo called on Anambra residents to go about their normal activities and enjoy the Yuletide season, as the challenges were isolated cases which would be nipped in the bud.