Peter Obi describes general insecurity as handiwork of criminals

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Abuja, July 13, 2023 -Peter Obi, the 2023 Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party, has called on the security agencies to deal decisively with the heightened insecurity across the country.

He condemned the general insecurity in Plateau and Benue states as well as in South East region as the handiwork of criminals.

In a statement posted on his official Twitter page on Thursday, Obi said the sit-at-home orders have been denied by the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).

He called on security agencies to take urgent steps to deal with the heightened insecurity and crime across the country.

“The situation in the Mangu Local Government Area of Plateau state has raised a lot of anxiety because of the number of lives and properties lost with very little resistance from security operatives. 

“Also disturbing is the continued disruption of business and social activities in the SouthEast region over the Sit-at-Home directive purported to be coming from the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, when the body has publicly denied issuing such directive.

“What is going on in the South East, therefore. is essentially a criminal activity that must be nipped in the bud, with all hands being on deck?

“The South East Governors are to be commended for their renewed efforts at curbing this menace but there is a need to be more strategic and intelligence-driven in our approach to reducing the suffering of innocent people.

“Security agencies should take necessary and quick steps to arrest the ugly incidents because the country cannot just be spilling the blood of innocent citizens.

“We as a people, through our various governments, should up our value for human lives in the way and manner we respond to issues that touch lives.

“The implications of an insecure environment for development are far-reaching because no investor will consider going to an area where their resources will not be safe and secured.” (GBN)

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