May 30, 2024

Abaribe condemns killing of soldiers in Aba



By Henry Umoru, Abuja

FORMER Minority Leader, Senator Enyinnaya Abaribe, APGA, Abia South has condemned in very strong terms the alleged killing of some soldiers on guard duty in Aba by hoodlums.

Senator Abaribe who described the killing as disheartening and barbaric, called on the security authorities to immediately apprehend the killers and ensure that the perpetrators face the full weight of the law.

In a statement on Thursday night in Abuja by his Media Adviser Uchenna Awom, Senator Abaribe said that there was no justification whatsoever for anybody or group of persons to harm any security officer not to talk of killing any in whatever guise.

Abaribe has however appealed to the authorities particularly the military to mitigate the ugly situation for the sake of other innocent civilians who are going about their respective businesses oblivious of the heinous conduct of demented souls that are bent on bringing society to its knees.

Senator Abaribe said, “I am at a loss as to the evil motives of those responsible for the killings. It can never be the character of our people and such devilish tendencies does not reflect who we are.

“Nothing on earth can justify what has happened . It is sorrowful and stands condemned. However, I appeal to the authorities to look beyond and consider the oblivious innocent civilians while going after the culprits for ultimate justice.”

Senator Abaribe consoled the families of the bereaved soldiers, the military authorities and government and people of Nigeria.