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By Kenny Adetunji

Calls for separation fuel violence and crime in Anambra and beyond.

The recent discovery of the severed head of a state legislator who went missing last week has caused alarm in the state of Anambra. This is just one in a string of recent abductions and killings that have occurred, leading the government to call on separatists to put an end to these criminal acts. The increase in violence and crime is a cause for concern for many residents of Anambra. These criminal acts not only impact the lives of those directly affected, but also create an atmosphere of fear and Insecurity in the community. The government is urging separatists to put an end to these activities in order to protect the safety of all residents. These abductions and killings are a serious problem that must be addressed.

The separatist group known as Biafra has been calling for the secession of the region from Nigeria. The main priority of the group is to create a homeland for the Igbo ethnic group. Recently, the leader of the group, Nnamdi Kanu, was arrested and charged with treason and terrorist acts. This has led to an increase in incidents of violence.

The Governor of Anambra state has announced a reward.

It is now believed that foul play was involved in the disappearance of an aide to an Anambra State legislator, the aide had also gone missing at the same time. Hon. Okechukwu Okoye’s mutilated head was found in a motor park in Nnewi, leading investigators to believe that he was the victim of a homicide. Hon. Okechukwu Okoye’s aide was also found and determined the two murders to be connected . No further information has currently been provided about the aides remains. This is a tragic case, and our thoughts are with the family and friends of the victim during this difficult time.

His remains were found close to the road leading from Ukpor to Nnobi, raising questions about the suspect’s possible escape route. The authorities have been unable to find and arrest the suspect, leading to speculation about whether or not they will be able to solve the case. The Governor of Anambra state has announced a reward for any information that leads to the apprehension and conviction of the Anambra terrorists. A $24,000 payout is available to encourage people to come forward. The Governor is hopeful that this incentive will encourage people to provide information that will help to apprehend and convict the terrorists responsible for the recent attacks in Anambra state.

Protest has brought all economic activities to a grinding halt.

IPOB has planned and carried out abductions and murders in various parts of the region. Violence occurring in the southeast is adding to the insecurity in Nigeria. Citizens are frequently subject to abductions, robbery and other criminal acts. This is adding to the problem along with Boko Haram and IS that operate in Nigeria’s north.

The recent street Protest has been a cause for concern for many locals. They claim that the protesters have been assaulting them and forcing them to carry out their directives. This has brought all economic activities to a grinding halt. Many people are worried about the impact this will have on their lives. Earlier this month, IPOB denied charges of two soldiers who were killed and beheaded in the neighboring Imo State.

The government has failed to investigate previous allegations.

The Nigeria Police has been repeatedly accused of severe Human Rights abuses. In August 2021, the human rights group Amnesty International said Nigerian Security forces had killed at least 115 people in the southeast in the first eight months of 2021, and arrested or tortured scores of others during investigations. The government has failed to investigate allegations of human rights abuses by the army and its failure to punish those responsible. There was no communication from the government on the report. The report from Amnesty International highlights the need for the Nigerian government to address the issue of human rights abuses by the security forces. The government has failed to investigate previous allegations and this has led to a Culture of impunity. The lack of communication from the government on the latest report is concerning and raises further questions.


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