Peter Obi, the former Governor of Anambra State, has strongly condemned the discovery of 80 bodies, including 20 headless corpses in Abia State, referring to it as a display of barbarism and extreme cruelty.
Governor Alex Otti of Abia State recently reported the recovery of these bodies, which were found in the vicinity of the cattle market. In a series of tweets on Thursday, Obi expressed his shock at the distressing news emerging from Abia State, where more than 80 bodies, including approximately 20 headless and decomposing corpses, were found.
He emphasized that such levels of brutality and extreme acts illustrate the pervasive insecurity in our environment. It underscores how insecurity continues to plague many parts of the country, claiming innocent lives and damaging the economy. He commended Abia State Governor, Dr. Alex Otti, for taking a bold stance against insecurity in the state and viewed this as an example for others to follow.
Obi also recounted a similar situation he faced in 2013 when he was the Governor of Anambra State. He received reports of around 35 decomposing bodies found in the Ezu River in Anambra while accompanying President Goodluck Jonathan on an official trip abroad. In response, he promptly returned to the state to address the situation and restore order. An investigation was initiated, autopsies were conducted, and subsequently, the Federal Government took over the process and instructed the State Government to step aside.
He stressed that ensuring the security of lives and property remains the primary responsibility of any government and is fundamental to achieving meaningful development as a nation. Therefore, it is crucial for governments at all levels to intensify their efforts in combating insecurity across the nation.
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