Dr. Akunyili, Rev Shuaibu killings: Declare state of emergency — Amb. Eyo-Honesty tell service chiefs

To Mark Nigeria at 61, CAN at 45, and the International Day for Older Persons, the National Coordinator, Child Education and Crime Eradication Foundation, CECEF, Princess Amb Evelyn Eyo-Honesty Ogbogu, has called upon the IGP, Service Chiefs, DSS, and the NSA to act fast in the continuous mayhem, killings, and abductions across the country.

CECEF Boss noted that as a matter of urgency, a state of emergency should be declared in the South East in Particular and the entire Nation in general on Security. She further advised the security agencies to seek external support if overwhelmed by the spate of devastation by this blood thirsty killers and abductors.

Amb Evelyn Eyo-Honesty Ogbogu made the call to mourn every Nigerian whose blood has been wasted and especially the gruesome murders of Dr. Chike Akunyili who was the husband of the former Director General of NAFDAC and former Minister of Information, Prof. Dora Akunyili, and Rev Shuaibu a CAN Chairman butchered by Muslim youths in Kano.

Dr. Chike Akunyili was gunned down in a most gruesome and very horrifying manner at Afor Nkpor, Anambra State. While Rev, Shuaibu was butchered by Muslim youths at Kano. There was also the case of the Traditional Ruler HRH Edozieuno who traveled from Anambra to Imo to receive PMD during his state visit, only to meet an untimely death on his way back. The list is endless, Amb Ogbogu lamented.

“Dr. Akunyili, until his untimely death was the Medical Director of St. Leo Hospital Enugu, an accomplished academician, he went to Onitsha to present a paper and receive an award at the memorial lecture put together by civil society organization in honor of his late wife, Prof. Dora Akunyili and was gruesomely attacked at Nkpor on his way home.

Amb Evelyn Eyo-Honesty Ogbogu, noted that “numerous gruesome attacks, abductions, and killings had been going on around the entire South East zone and other parts of the country.”

Consequently, CECEF urged the Inspector General of Police and other law enforcement agencies to step up action towards unraveling perpetrators of the gruesome killings, kidnaps and banditry in the country and bring them to book.

In Anambra State, HRH
Edozieuno Anakpulu, a former Igwe of Mkpunado Aguleri in Anambra East Local Government Area of Anambra state, was also murdered.

HRH Edozieuno was one of the 12 traditional rulers in Anambra state suspended last year by Governor Willie Obiano for visiting President Muhammadu Buhari in Abuja in the company of the billionaire oil magnate, Prince Arthur Eze. Perhaps his killing may not be unconnected with his visit to Imo to receive PMB.

CECEF condemns the continuous killings under the name of unknown gunmen. It’s either bandits, herdsmen, Muslim youths or IPOB. The Service Chiefs, DSS, NSA should not fold their arms while this total break down of Law and Order is unleashed on innocent citizens.

Amb Evelyn Eyo-Honesty Ogbogu, urged State Governors of the South East to sit up on their responsibilities of ensuring safety of lives and properties of the citizens as enshrined in the 1999 Constitution (as amended) which they all swore to uphold.

The Palace of a Traditional Ruler bin Imo state was set ablaze for this and many more reasons, I therefore call for a State of emergency in security to be declared in the South East in particular and the entire nation in general.

Amb Ogbogu joined the calls by the two Chambers of the National Assembly that we must not continue to play politics with the lives of our citizenry, the security agencies must wake up to their responsibilities. Nigerians must also not keep quiet if they suspect any security breaches. Securing our lives and property should be the business of all of us as citizens.

Finally, she said “if Nigeria is overwhelmed let’s seek external help to put an end to this insecurity and endless bloodbath and spillage daily, it’s not good for our children.”

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