The prominent political activist and influential Igbo chief, Mr Joe Igbokwe has been making headlines as a result of his publications on social media platforms regarding the security situation in the southeastern region of the country. Mr Joe is known to be an outspoken leader who aspires to see the restoration of peace and stability in the southeastern part of the country. He uses his social media platforms and other mediums to call for peace. His constant criticism of violence by the alleged 'unknown gunmen' led to the destruction of his private residence by hoodlums. His personal properties were also burnt during the attack.
Mr Joe Igbokwe uses his influence to call for peace despite the fact that doing so may put him in danger. The attack on his private residence is no doubt carried out by people who do not agree or believe in his opinions. The security agencies are yet to issue a statement regarding the investigation. Perhaps more details will emerge after a rigorous investigation is completed. The renewed attacks by unknown gunmen in the southeastern region of the country is generating mixed reactions, especially across social media platforms. Most people do not support the violent behaviours of gunmen.
The security of lives and properties of people is the topmost responsibility of the government. Efforts are being made to improve the fragile security condition in the six geopolitical zones of the country. The leadership of the Nigerian Army has recently announced a nationwide operation that is aimed at improving the security situation in the regions. This is indeed a welcoming development that will make way for peace.
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Insecurity is one of the major aspects that affect the development and economic stability of a country. There is a need for people to abandon their differences and embrace their diversity so that peace and unity will prosper.
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