Enyinnaya Abaribe, senator representing Abia South Senatorial District, has said that those behind killings in Igboland remain unknown, sadly.
Abaribe was reacting to the recent killing of Dr. Chike Akunyili, husband to late Dora Akunyili, a former Director General of the National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC).
He called on security agencies to conduct deeper investigations and not be beclouded by fingers of accusations pointed at groups or individuals.
Abaribe wondered whether the spate of killings in Anambra State had anything to do with a ploy to scare voters from the polling booths and influence the polls.
Abaribe was speaking in Abuja, on the sidelines of a lecture organized by the Human Rights Writers Association of Nigeria, HURIWA, with the theme: “Nigerian School Children; Insecurity and Human Rights.”
“Let us say that what is going on in the South East is something that we cannot just comprehend properly,” Senator Abaribe said.
“We just cannot continue like this. We suffered the devastation of the civil war then we built up ourselves. We can’t afford to have a self-inflicted devastation again where nobody comes to the South East anymore because of fear. We’ve never killed anyone because of election.
“I have absolute faith in the DSS and police to get to the root of everything that is happening and I urge them to go ahead and let us know why these things are happening,” he stated.
“But we haven’t seen any practical demonstration of that thing they’ve set up. Most people in the South East are wondering why you will mention Ebube Agu and all these killings are going out in the South East and we’ve not heard that they held or brought someone to book or handed them over to the police,” Baribe said, while commenting on the Ebubeagu Eastern Security Network.