Insecurity: We’re Talking with IPOB – Soludo

By Jude Atupulazi

The Anambra State Government has begun talks with pro-Biafra group, the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, with a view to ending insecurity in the state, as well as ending ghost Mondays or sit-at-home. Anambra governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, disclosed this, Tuesday, on an Arise TV programme monitored by Fides.

The former Central Bank Governor stated that the stay-at-home order would be phased out shortly and that his government was committed to restoring peace and order to the state.

Noting that discussions were ongoing, Soludo said his first meeting after his inauguration was on security.

‘So I’ve been properly briefed. The conversations are ongoing, and I’m certain that we’ll crack it. It won’t be done in one day, but we’ll get it done.

‘The sit-at-home thing will surely come to an end and we are holding meetings with all stakeholders, including IPOB and others, in order to involve everyone. At the end of the day, it will be the people’s power that triumphs.

‘And I’m confident that this will come to an end, and we’re working on it. As I already stated, we are committed to restoring law and order,’ Soludo assured.

Meanwhile, Soludo has revealed the debt left behind by the immediate past governor of the state, Willie Obiano.

Soludo, while speaking during the interview said his predecessor left ₦300 million cash and a debt of over ₦400 billion as of December 2021.

The governor further stated that other financial details from January to date were not available.

He however noted that the details would be made available as soon as possible because they were public documents.