Killing of soldiers portray Igbo as people who have no sympathy for human beings – Uzodinma

Gov Hope Uzodinma
 The South East Governors’ Forum condemn Thursday killing of two  soldiers in Obikabia, Aba, Abia State, Imo State Governor, Hope Uzodinma, has said the attack by suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra portrays the Igbo as those who do not have sympathy for human beings.
The Governor said this in Owerri, while addressing newsmen as the  Chairman of the South-East Governors Forum.
He said, “On behalf of my brother governor’s in the South East Governors’ Forum, I condemn that incident and loss of the lives of soldiers who were on their duty posts.
“Without any provocation, they were attacked by the men of the underworld.
“The unfortunate thing is that it is going to act as a major set back to the peace process being pursued by the governors from the zone with the Federal Government, security agencies and other critical stakeholders on how best to resolve the problem of security in the region,” he said.
According to him, the incident will also “portray our people in bad light as if we do not have sympathy for human beings.”
The governor condoled the Chief of Army Staff and the families of soldiers, who lost their lives in the unfortunate incident.
“We here in the South East will ensure that we leave no stone unturned to ensure peace in the region needed for development,” he added.
Uzodimma urged security agencies to go all out to ensure that those behind the dastardly act were caught and prosecuted.
He noted that people of the South East, out of fear of the unknown and memories of the past, obeyed the directive of the proscribed group.
He urged them, particularly those in Imo, to find courage and understand that a lot had gone to providing security for them.
“We have peace in Imo; I want people to go about their businesses without fear of being molested by anyone.
“We are after the perpetrators. Those who think we shouldn’t live should not live,” he said.
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