All gunmen caught over attacks in Anambra are Igbo - Soludo


Anambra state's governor, Chukwuma Soludo, provided an update on the state's security condition.

The economics professor and former governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) claimed that his administration had reduced insecurity in the state during an interview that aired on Channels Television on Sunday, September 18.

Soludo said, "Giving where things were when we came, we are not saying that Anambra is 100% secured … but everybody in Anambra – the 8.5 million residents of Anambra can testify to you that insecurity in Anambra has come down to the barest minimum.

"Fifteen camps (run by gunmen) here (have been) decimated. Even yesterday (Saturday), some other places (where) they were gathering were decimated; we have degraded their infrastructure and I don’t think they have the capacity again to come with the kind of ferocity they had in the past.

"Anambra has been relatively quiet and peaceful, and we are pursuing this agenda. I would dare to say that if we were to have the statistics over the last three months, I think Anambra will compare favourably as one of the safest comparatively."

Soludo commented on the names of people detained in connection with a number of the attacks in the state.

"Let me be clear about this: every single person we have apprehended is Igbo. It is 100% Igbos against Igbos, that much is true. It is not about some foreign invaders.


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