Awka cult killings: Stakeholders sue for peace, call for reorientation of youths

Human interest

Major stakeholders in Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State have on Thursday, April 18, 2024 called for peaceful coexistence among the residents of Awka.

The call was made after an urgent meeting involving Major stakeholders in Awka to find lasting solution to crimes and gun violence in Awka.

Addressing newsmen shortly after the meeting, the Managing Director of Awka Capital Territory Development Authority (ACTDA) Mr. Ossy Onuko said the incidence of gun related violence within the State Capital was totally condemnable.

He maintained that whatever might be the reason for such act should be jettisoned, while  insisting that illegal firearms possession was a crime that attracts heavy penalty.

According to him, “finding lasting solution to the security challenges was necessary as the elected and appointed officers owe it as a duty to the people to keep Awka safe not just for residents but for thousands of investors trooping into the city”, he said.

He reiterated that Governor Soludo’s efforts to reposition and regenerate the city cannot be jeopardized by the activities of very few misguided individuals who wants to reap where they did not sow.

The Managing Director who appealed passionately to youths engaging in such criminality to turn a new leave and embrace peace as there was no future in violent crime, described Awka as the most industrious city in South East

On his part member representing Awka South 1 state constituency in Anambra State House of Assembly Comrade Nigeria Henry Mbachu called for re-orientation of youths through the National Orientation Agency while suggesting a holistic approach of ending crimes.

Also, the Transition Committee Chairman of Awka South Local Government Area Mr. Anagor ThankGod JP, who highlighted the severity of the gun problem in Awka, urged perpetrators to embrace peace for the greater good of the community.

The three concerned major stakeholders in Awka , later proceeded to brief the Commissioner of Police , Anambra state Command even as they hinted that their resolutions will also be presented to the governor who is the Chief Security Officer of the state.

By Ifeizu Joe

Ifeizu is a seasoned journalist and Managing Editor of TheRazor. He has wide knowledge of Anambra State and has reported the state objectively for over a decade.

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