By Ochiaka Ugwu
The Anti-Kidnapping, Human Trafficking, Child Abuse & Drugs Abuse Initiative (AKH-TRACADA) has condemned the killing of a commercial motorcyclist in Igbo-Ukwu, Aguata Local Government of Anambra State over disagreement arising from the State authority’s ban on Okada riding.
In a press statement released in Abuja by the National Coordinator of AKH-TRACADA, Primate Belonwu Ezeanyaeche it noted that the shooting was unwarranted and uncalled for.
He however, advised those who wish to continue the protest to embrace peace for stability sake as the situation in the country does not call for anything that will heighten the already tensed environment.
He noted that dialogue is greatly required to resolve all pending issues within the polity and in all dealings with governments worldwide and throughout all history, including wars, everything ends on the negotiating table.
“We must be ready to dialogue with the authorities lest you lose your momentum and colossal gains and citizens’ support.
‘Please observe that the Anambra State government has demonstrated ready acquiesces to arrest the situation with the help of the security operatives.
“The nation’s destiny is in your hands. You have a unique opportunity to put your names in gold in the annals of our National History if not National Treasure” he said.
While urging support for security agencies, he advised that people should be prompt in reporting any issue to security operatives instead taking law into their hands.
Continuing, Ezeanyaeche specially appreciated the Executive Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano for his prompt response in dousing the tension generated as a result of the conflict.
He said Gov. Obiano’s cash gift of N500, 000 each to the families of victims and award of scholarship to one of the children is a clear demonstration of his commitment to total peace and tranquility in the State.
He tasked Anambarians to always support the administration of Gov. Obiano as he has all it takes to make Anambra the truly light of the nation.