Anambra State Governor, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, on Monday lamented that the thugs who have been causing trouble in his state have now seen kidnapping and killing as a profitable business.
Soludo, according to Vanguard, stated that the criminals have also set up camps in the forests where they worship idols.
He explained that these criminal groups are not in a way affiliated with any liberation movement or activist league but they are in the various local governments of the state where they keep carrying out their evil activities, unleashing terrors on the populace
The former Central Bank of Nigeria’s Governor, disclosed this while addressing the people of the Diocese of Aguata where he was a special guest of honour at the 2nd Session of the 6th Synod of the Church of Nigeria, Ecclesiastical Province of the Niger, Diocese of Aguata, Anglican Communion, Anambra State
Soludo also revealed that his led administration has declared a state of emergency on security and roads, adding that his administration will not relent in restoring peace and security in the state.
He said, “The criminals terrorising the people of the state had for almost three years held sway in most of the local government areas in the southern part of the state. The evil criminals now see kidnapping and killing as a lucrative criminal enterprise. It is no longer about liberation movement agitation or any form of political agitations.
“The people perpetrating the heinous crimes against the state have camps in the forests where they also practice idolatry but unfortunately for them, the people of Anambra State are predominantly Christians and will not succumb to the practice of idolatry. So, we must rise and defend our Christian faith against the threat of idolatry practice.
“As Christians, we must close ranks as one united body. The Body of Christ is one without discrimination in the denomination of either being a Pentecostal, Anglican, or Catholic. My assurance to Ndi Anambra is that security, peace, and order will return to the state. We have the vision to build a liveable and prosperous homeland. That is our focus.” he added