The presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, has condemned the killing of international humanitarian workers in Anambra state by gunmen suspected to be members of the proscribed Indigenous People Of Biafra.
On Tuesday evening, gunmen reportedly attacked a United States (US) Consulate staff convoy along Atani, Osamale Road in Anambra State. During the unfortunate attack, four persons were killed.
Meanwhile, Obi in a statement obtained by News Band Newspaper, described the attack as highly despicable. While sympathizing with the families of the diseased and the government of United States, he noted that nothing can be more deplorable than someone dying while rendering a charity job for a people and a nation in need.
The former governor of Anambra State also expressed concern over the rising insecurity in Anambra State and Nigeria at large. He said when youths in their product ages remain idle for a prolonged time, the devil tend to find in them veritable tools to build workshops.
He however, urged security agencies to hunt down the perpetrators of the heinous act and bring them to book.
The statement reads, “I just got the most reprehensible news of the attack and killing of some international humanitarian workers in Anambra state, which happened on Tuesday. This despicable act is highly condemnable.
“My heartfelt sympathy goes to the families of the deceased, the United States Embassy and other charitable International agencies involved.
“Nothing can be more deplorable than that somebody has to die while rendering a charity job for a people and a nation in need.
“The rising crime rate in our community and country is not unconnected with the frightening rising poverty level and unemployment of youths in our land which is a consequence of a prolonged leadership failure over the years.
“When youths in their product ages remain idle for a prolonged time the devil finds in them veritable tools to build workshops in. Our redemption remains a quick turnaround from consumption to production.
“I urge the appropriate security agencies to put no stone unturned in ensuring that the perpetrators of these wicked and abominable acts are fished out and made to face the full wrath of the law. -PO”