It all started with a clash between Nigerian security personnel and the Eastern Security Network(ESN) in Imo State. Insecurity is an issue that expands if the government or concerned authorities allow it to fester without a concrete solution.
Imo State experienced the worst attacks which started with obstructions of security posts and checkpoints in the state. Imo state was the epicenter of insecurity in the southeast region as unknown gunmen coordinated a series of attacks on Nigerian military agents, police operatives, and government facilities.
Checkpoints were the major targets across the southeast region and Imo State being the worst hit. The Governor of the state, Governor Hope Uzodimma was proactive, outspoken, and condemned every attack by the criminals.
According to a report, a checkpoint was attacked in Enugu State leading to the death of many police officers and other civilians. The attack was coordinated by criminals believed to be unknown gunmen who have shifted their atrocities to the state.
This was confirmed by the Enugu State Police Command in the late hours of Wednesday. The attack took place at the popular checkpoint in Obeagu-Amechi Community, Enugu South Local Government Area.
The attack left not less than six police operatives dead and one clergyman was hit by stray bullets. The police van was destroyed and set on fire by the gunmen. The unknown gunmen escaped after perpetrating the deadly act without a recorded casualty.
This is the strategy used by the hoodlums in Imo State and I call on the Enugu State government to act fast now. Governor Ugwuanyi should not allow what happened in Imo State to replicate in Enugu State.
He should be proactive, outspoken, condemn the attack with strong terms. Ugwuanyi should collaborate with all the security agents at the state and federal levels to combat these criminals.
The deadly attacks by these criminals should be condemned by all well-meaning residents of Enugu State and citizens of the country. Let’s unite and collaborate with security operatives to combat all manner of evil and attacks in the state.