‘This Is Not Who We Are’: Soludo Vows To Fish Out Killers Of Harirat Jubril And Her Children
Anambra State Governor Chukwuma Soludo has vowed to fish out the killers of Harirat Jubril and her four children, saying the development has left the people of the state in “shock”.
The governor said this in a state-wide broadcast in Awka on Wednesday as he assured that security agencies are working to make that happen.
“Over the past one week, Ndi Anambra and indeed the nation have been treated to the gory stories of the kidnapping and subsequent beheading of Hon Okechukwu Okoye (member of the State House of Assembly) and his aide, Cyril Chiegboka (both from my community, Isuofia) as well as the brutal murder Mrs Harirat Jubril from Adamawa state and her four children and three other northerners,” the former Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) governor said.
“Anambra people have been in shock. This is not who we are. Our deepest condolences are with the families of the various victims. We are working round the clock with the security agencies and the perpetrators must be brought to book.”
Aside from his condemnation of the recent killings in the southeast state, he also imposed a curfew on six local government areas as part of efforts to tackle the challenges.
“With effect from tomorrow, Thursday, 26th May 2022, a 6 pm to 6 am curfew is hereby placed on motorcycles (Okada), tricycles (Keke), and shuttle buses in the Aguata, Ihiala, Ekwusigo, Nnewi North, Nnewi South, Ogbaru, Orumba North and Orumba South Local Governments until further notice,” Soludo said as he called on residents of the state to liaise with him to make the state liveable.
“Until further notice also, motorcycles, Keke, and shuttle buses are banned from operating in these local governments on Mondays until the Sit-at-Home completely stops.”
“The youths of every community in the zone are hereby enjoined to assist the security agencies in the implementation of this policy and are mandated to seize any such motorcycle or tricycle on the spot,” the governor added.
“Local Vigilantes should report such motorcycles or tricycles (Keke) immediately, and they will be confiscated by the government and the owner prosecuted.