Anambra government denies ethnic killing

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Prof Chukwuma Soludo

The Anambra State Government has said there is no religious or tribal killing in the state contrary to the insinuations making the rounds.

In a statement on Tuesday, the state government, through the Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Christian Aburime, said the clarification became necessary because of what it described as a “misleading” publication on the front page of a national daily.

Aburime stated that Soludo’s administration had not only demonstrated commitment in tackling insecurity but had continuously reassured both indigenes and non-indigenes in the state of their protection and safety.

The statement read in part, “While it is true that there is general insecurity across the country, there are no targeted religious or ethnic killings in Anambra State.
“As a matter of fact, Anambra indigenes have suffered more casualties as a result of the unfortunate killings.”

It added, “It is on record that Ndi Anambra and people of the North and other parts of the country who live and do business in the state not only share common values but have always lived at peace with one another in the state.”

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