According to a report by Sahara Reporters, the unknown gunmen in the South East have stuck again. This time they disrupt political rallies and campaigns killing at least two persons and injuring many. They attacked members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) and All Progressive Grand Alliance (APGA) during the parties' rallies in different locations of Anambra State.
The report says they set ablaze a car belonging to a leader of Professor Chukwuma Soludo's group. In what looks like a coordinated attack, the attack on the APC members took place during the party’s rally at Uruagu, Nnewi, while that of the leader of one of Soludo Support Groups, Nnelsonn Omenugha took place at Nnobi in the Idemili South local government area of the state. What do the unknown gunmen want?
The people that committed these atrocities need to be apprehended by security operatives because they might further try to disrupt elections in Anambra State. They should not be taken lightly. These people are destroying local values and are planning to disenfranchised people in Anambra State. They forget that the biggest asset of the Igbo nation is the compelling appetite to visit home, the bond between the diaspora and the ancestral land. When people go to the villages, they don't only build houses and improve the place.
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They meet the sick who are too poor to pay for health care and meet their kith and kin and service their relationship, and they become mentors and give poor youths a chance in the towns. Now if the current trend of arbitrariness and violence continues the new generation born in the diaspora would have no incentive to go home. It's bad enough that many of them can't speak Igbo. If their parents stop taking them home because of violence, the Igbo land won't only become poorer, it will become rootless.
The truth about what is happening in the SE is yet to be revealed, no logical explanation can be ascribed to the current events, how so ever imagined or construed by sane and rational minds. Only the extremely depraved can find any logic in what is happening in the SE and it’s time to deal a decisive and disciplined blow to the situation before it becomes an untamable monster, like Bokoharam and its cousin ISWAP.
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