By Dr. Harris Chuma-Odili
The ex Presidential Aide to former President Goodluck Jonathan, and All Progressives Grand Alliance APGA frontline governorship aspirant Nze Akachukwu Nwankpo has strongly condemned the attack on Prof Charles Chukwuma Soludo’s town hall meeting with the youths of his home town Isuofia.
Prof Soludo escaped the attack by unknown gunmen on Wednesday night at Isuofia Civic Center while he was having a deliberation with youths of the area. Three of his police escorts were however reportedly killed in the attack. The Anambra’s Police spokesman Ikenganyia Tochukwu Anthony confirmed on thursday that arrest had been made and investigations were underway.
Nze Akachukwu Nwankpo Campaign Organization strongly condemn the gruesome attack. In a telephone conversation with Prof Soludo lastnite, Nwankpo commiserated with him over the death of his Police escorts. He encouraged the former CBN boss not to be deterred by the antics of the enemies of the state. He thanked God he was not hurt, and for saving him from the dastardly act. He wished him quick recovery from the traumatic experience.
Whiles expressing his condolences to Prof Soludo, the Nigeria Police Force, and families of the slained security officials, Nwankpo said
‘‘This is not in our culture, ndi Anambra are peace loving people. I will continue to stress that any attack on our security forces is an attack on everyone. Our security agencies should not be discouraged in carrying out their civic duties, we should all rise to support the security agencies in the state, and help put an end to these barbaric acts. It is totally reprehensible and unacceptable.’‘
He also added
“My thoughts and prayers are with the victims & their families.”