Peoples Restoration Mission (PRM) expresses its dismay over recent violent incidents that occurred in Anambra State with some rising casualties. In a press statement signed by Engr Anthony Aniebue,PRM Leader ,the group condemns several violet attacks on innocent people within the last few months. The statement reads in full ”Few weeks ago, what can be termed politically-motivated attack was directed on Chief Valentine Ozigbo and his sports team in Nnewi during their Health-Walk program.
Shortly after that, the President-General of Omor community in Ayamelum LGA was abducted by unknown assailants, and was later found dead in a nearby bush.
Sporadically, activities of unknown gunmen have been on the increase throughout the state recently.
Just yesterday, another shocking news hit the airwave of the bloody and gruesome attack at Isuofia where Prof Chukwuma Soludo was having interactive session with youths of the Community. It was reported that three policemen were murdered in cold blood by the yet to be identified killers and a serving commissioner was taken away.
These incidents were quite unfortunate and uncalled for, especially at a time when everybody is searching for economic and political solutions to our nation’s multidimensional problems.
We acknowledge that violence is not common in Anambra state, but wherever it occurs, we condemn it completely.
PRM has been preaching for ideological political space and application of level playing ground to all political players. PRM is, equally, calling for respect to all electoral rules and guidelines without fear of favour.
We, therefore, condemn any action or utterance that may likely lead to violence throughout this election period. Election is a sanctimonious part of democracy and all players must endeavour to play by its rules. WE CALL ON THE STATE GOVERNMENT TO RISE UP TO HER PRIMARY ROLE OF SAFEGUARDING THE STATE AND IMPROVE ON THE SECURITY ARRANGEMENT IN THE STATE. ALL SECURITY AGENCIES IN THE STATE ARE FURTHER CALLED TO WAKE UP TO THEIR RESPONSIBILITIES AND MAKE THE STATE A SAFE PLACE ESPECIALLY DURING THIS FESTIVE SEASON. WE PRAY GOD TO GIVE THE FAMILIES OF THE DECEASED POLICE OFFICERS THE FORTITUDE TO BEAR THEIR LOSSES AS WELL AS SAFE RETURN OF THE ABDUCTED COMMISSIONER” the statement concluded