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Peter Obi Condemns Attack On US Consulate Staff In Anambra

Thursday 18 May 2023

Presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Peter Obi, has condemned Tuesday’s attack on the convoy of some US Consulate staff members in Anambra State that claimed about four lives.

INFORMATION NIGERIA earlier reported that four persons lost their lives in a tragic incident that occurred in Ogbaru Local Government Area on Tuesday.

Reacting to the incident in a tweet on Wednesday, Obi who is a former governor of Anambra State said, “This despicable act is highly condemnable”.

He sympathised with the families of the deceased, the United States Embassy and other charitable international agencies involved.

Peter Obi noted that the rising case of crime in the county is connected to unemployment and poverty rate in the country.

He said, “I just got the most reprehensible news of the attack and killing of some international humanitarian workers in Anambra state, which happened on Tuesday. This despicable act is highly condemnable.

“My heartfelt sympathy goes to the families of the deceased, the United States Embassy and other charitable International agencies involved. Nothing can be more deplorable than that somebody has to die while rendering a charity job for a people and a nation in need.

READ MORE: Four US Embassy Officials Shot Dead In Anambra

“The rising crime rate in our community and country is not unconnected with the frightening rising poverty level and unemployment of youths in our land which is a consequence of a prolonged leadership failure over the years.

“When youths in their product ages remain idle for a prolonged time the devil finds in them veritable tools to build workshops in. Our redemption remains a quick turnaround from consumption to production.

“I urge the appropriate security agencies to put no stone unturned in ensuring that the perpetrators of these wicked and abominable acts are fished out and made to face the full wrath of the law”

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via: Information Nigeria

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