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The group who have identified themselves to be 'Unknown Gunmen' has been responsible for the recent problems in the Southeast region. The citizens of Anambra State, have come under different attacks, from the group, which have led to the loss of lives and properties. The husband of former Minister of information, Prof. Dora Akunyili was recently allegedly, killed by the notorious group.
Dr. Chike Akunyili was returning from a function where his late wife was honored when he was attacked. According to a report on Punch, eight other citizens were also killed on the same day. The events, in the Southeast region, have been so unfortunate, the people of the region have been subjected to so many problems, especially from IPOB, and the notorious gunmen. How much can the region bear? What makes the event in the Southeast, different from the insurgency, problem in the Northern region?
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The Governor of Anambra State, Willie Obiano while reacting to the series of mishaps in the state, strongly condemned the actions of the perpetrators, of the heinous crimes. The Governor urged the security operatives, in the state to be proactive in nabbing the criminals. He also encouraged, the people of the state to assist the police and government in whatever way they can to tackle the problems in the state. The Governor, went further to announce N20 million bounty for anyone that can provide, useful information about the criminals.
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Despite, the warning and the address of Governor Willie Obiano against the heinous crimes in the state, there was another attack, the next day. According to a report on Vanguard, the unknown gunmen group attacked a police station in the Ajali community. According to the report, five police officers lost their lives, while the station and a police vehicle were set ablaze. The attackers also released those held in custody at the police station.
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Politicians from different political parties, in the state, have also been attacked by the notorious group. Anambra State will hold its gubernatorial election, by November 2021. The recent attacks could be aimed at disrupting plans for the forthcoming election in the state. Sadly, while the series of heinous attacks are taking place, some youths in the state have been busy, praising the unknown gunmen. These youths have failed to realize that it is their region that is suffering, immensely due to these attacks.
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There are many questions, to ask the youths reigning praises, on these men who should be marked as criminals, are they oblivious to the fact that those who have been killed have families? These are men of Igbo descent, killed by their brothers, for what reason? And some youths are applauding their actions, these events have been very shameful. These youths should also know that what is currently happening is never what the Igbo founding fathers hoped for. The attacks need to stop.
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