Stop violent, illegal protests, Rep Member pleads with youth of Anambra East
By Ifeanyi Nwegbo :
Otuocha (Anambra East LGA), Nov. 4, 2020 (MOI) Member representing Anambra East and West Federal Constituency, Mr Chinedu Obidigwe, has urged youths from his area to stop miscreants from destroying public infrastructures in the name of protest.
Obidigwe made the call while addressing the youths at the Headquarters of Anambra East Local Government Area during his interaction with journalists.
He urged them to re-unite and prevent unlawful and violent protests from taking place in their towns, enjoining them to chase away people of no fixed address.
``Raise the alarm and inform the LGA Chairman or any top government official of suspicious gatherings in your area,’’ Obidigwe said.
According to him the infrastructures, vandalised and looted by hoodlums during the protests are all built by the state government and through communal efforts, and not by the federal government.
He admonished the youths to set up a 70-man committee for cleaning up of the debris as a result of the bonfires and destruction of property during the protest.
Also speaking, Transition Committee Chairman, Anambra East LGA Mr Obi Nweke, asked the youths to stop illegal protests that had been responsible for robbery, looting of government property, and blocking of roads.
Mr Nweke, who led the youths from communities in Anambra East KGA to the headquarters at Otuocha, sensitised them to the need to stop illegal and violent protests.
The Deputy Chairman of National Youth Council of Nigeria, Mr Innocent Nduanya, said that non-indigenes of Anambra, who were envious of Anambra’s enviable records in security, brought anarchy to the state.
``Some people from other states are not happy that Anambra is the safest state in the country. So, that is why they brought anarchy and lawlessness in the state,’’ Nduanya said.
He called on the victims of SARS brutality and extra-judicial killings to make public their ordeal because Gov. Obiano had set aside N200 million as compensation to them.
Mr Nduanya advised the youths to give Gov Obiano maximum support in building Anambra State.
The Deputy Police Officer (DPO) of Otuocha Police Station, represented by his second in command, Mr Igri Ittam, begged the youths to stop looting government and individual property.
He said that youths’ destruction of government and people’s properties would not solve the problem besetting them.
Ittam thanked Gov. Obiano for working tirelessly to ensure the restoration of peace and order in the state. (MOI)