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[Opinion] Why The Government Should Arrest Those Seen In A Video Cheering Unknown Gunmen In Anambra

In recent times, Anambra State in the South-East region of Nigeria, has witnessed several cases of attacks and killings by some unknown gunmen. It should be recalled that not long ago, a group of unknown gunmen shot and killed Doctor Chike Akunyili, the husband of the late Director General of the National Agency For Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC), in the Nkpor area of the State. This is coming a few days after some other attacks and killings were witnessed in different parts of the state.

Sadly, despite the gravity of the offense being committed by these unknown gunmen, some people in the state, particularly the youths, appear to be excited at the sight of the unknown gunmen. Not long ago, the Vanguard News released a video, showing how some youths in the state, were cheering the unknown gunmen who could be seen in black attire. The youths were captured in the video, hailing the gunmen, affirming that what the gunmen are doing is what they want.

Indeed, this is a condemnable act. You will agree with me that such hailing and cheering from the youths, could motivate the gunmen to do worse than what they are already doing. As such, it is my view that those youths, seen in the video, cheering the unknown gunmen, are indirectly aiding crime in Anambra state. With this in mind, it is my view that the government should, as a matter of necessity, arrest them, and make them understand the gravity of what they have done.

It can be argued that without Arresting them, many other youths in the state could emulate them, and begin to hail the unknown gunmen whenever they are seen outside. Arguably, from hailing and cheering, it could gradually metamorphose into little supports, and eventually, sponsorship. Therefore, I strongly believe that arresting those seen cheering the unknown gunmen, could save the state, and Nigeria at large, from impending danger.

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