A former Governor of Anambra State, Peter Obi, has condemned the widespread killings in the South East region.
Obi was reacting to the beheading of a lawmaker, Okechukwu Okoye, and the killing of a pregnant woman, her four children and six others in Anambra State.
In a series of tweets on Wednesday, the former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) stalwart expressed concern about the security challenges in the zone following the horrific killings.
The former governor stated that the violent and abhorrent killings in the region are damnable and unacceptable, calling on all stakeholders to work collectively to restore the peace that once reigned in the zone.
Obi, however, sent his deepest condolences to the families of the deceased and urged the security agencies to arrest the perpetrators of the wicked acts.
He wrote: “I am highly disturbed by the increasing horrific killings in southeastern Nigeria, especially the recent beheading of a state legislator and the callous murder of a pregnant woman and her four children in Anambra State.
“These violent and abhorrent killings are damnable and unacceptable! Our communities are crumbling before us, and our humanity is being diminished.
“I send my deepest condolences to the families of the deceased and urge all stakeholders, including affected communities, security agencies, traditional rulers and government at all levels, to work collectively to restore the peace that once reigned.
“Families of the deceased deserve justice, and that can only be served when the perpetrators of these wicked acts are arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law. I indeed count on our security agencies to deliver on this and other aspects of the rule of law.
“Nothing can be achieved with festering insecurity. Diametric security remains the bedrock of peaceful nations and thriving democracies. As we advance, proactive security will be crucial in regaining control of our communities.”