Human Interest

Soludo Meets Muslims over Alleged Kidnapping by Herdsmen


Anambra State governor, Prof Chukwuma Soludo said he swore to protect the lives and properties of Anambra people and it’s residents, and that he will ensure he meets the oath.

Soludo was speaking in respect to the current trend of insecurity in the state in the state.

He made the statement, during a meeting with the Muslim community in Anambra State.

He said: “My interaction today with the leadership of the Anambra Muslim Community was quite revealing. A people from various parts of the country united in faith and a shared consciousness of the divine, with a rich understanding of our cultural diversity.

Alhaji Ilyasu Yushau is the Sarkin Hausawa in Onitsha (this means the leader of the Hausa community in Onitsha: Picture in first frame).

“Born 72years ago in Anambra, a proud old Boy of the famous CKC Onitsha. He confesses to owing all he has become to Onitsha, a place he identifies as home. His story is similar to that of majority ndị Igbo living in the North, estimated to be about eleven million.

“Our government is committed to protecting the lives, properties and rights of all lawful citizens within the State. I swore to do this, and I will keep to it. I look forward to events and programs that will deepen inter-faith/inter-religious harmony in our great State,” Soludo said.

Soludo who spent time discussing and interacting with the Muslims said he was touched by their concern about the security challenges the state is facing, as most of them know no other home than Anambra.

He said: “I am deeply touched by their deep understanding of the challenges we face as a people, they are not Ignorant of the ploy by criminal elements to cause disaffection through stoking ethnic and religious tension in order to further their criminal enterprise.”

Soludo said the world is made up of two groups of people, the good and the bad people, and in every ethnic, religious or tribal group one will always find them, reason why no one should brand any religious or ethnic group as being entirely evil.


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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