By Jude Atupulazi
The governor of Anambra State, Prof Chukwuma Soludo, has vowed to bring to justice, those behind the recent wave of cult related killings in parts of the state, especially in Obosi and Awka.
In Obosi, the President General of the Community, Hon. Ike Okolo, was reportedly shot dead in a petrol station on Monday, 2nd January, 2022, by gunmen; while in Obi Maduka’s compound within Nodu Town Square, Nodu, Okpuno, gunmen killed four people identified as Onyibo Okoye, Kenechukwu Okeke, Jude Ebenezar and Obinna Maduka.
In a press release made available to Fides and signed by the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Mr Charles Aburime, Governor Soludo condemned the killings in the strongest terms and assured that the perpetrators would be apprehended and decisively dealt with; even if they had run out of town. He stressed that they would be hunted down to face the full wrath of the law.
The release stated, ‘This festive season, Anambra has enjoyed the best Christmas ever in decades as it was traffic-free with a new system of traffic control put in place by the government during the festive season with Anambra Youth Volunteers and the State traffic Management Agency, working 24 hours at all the critical points to control traffic.
‘Today, Monday, 2nd January, that used to be observed as sit at home, witnessed massive outdoor activities as the state bubbled with activities all over.
‘Governor Soludo further reassured that the cult gangs would surely be tracked down and dealt with decisively in accordance with the law.’
The governor called on Ndi Anambra to go about their normal duties and enjoy the season, noting that the challenges were isolated cases that would be nipped in the bud soon.