The governor of Anambra State, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo, has condemned the reported killing of a woman and her children by some yet-to-be-identified gunmen in the state.
Soludo, who expressed displeasure said the killing was unacceptable and further promised to fish out the perpetrators and deal with them according to law.
It was gathered that some unidentified gunmen had on Sunday invaded the home of the woman and opened fire on them, thereby killing her and her four children.
The governor expressed his unhappiness and reaction in a statement signed by his Press Secretary, Christian Aburime, on Wednesday.
The governor stated that all law-abiding citizens, regardless of tribe, religion or other affiliations, are entitled to reside and or do business in any part of the country, including the South-East and in Anambra State, without any fear of unlawful harassment, molestation or attack of any kind, under any guise by anyone or group.
He said, “No group or individual is justified to harass, attack or kill any citizen of Nigeria or anyone resident in Nigeria under any guise whatsoever unless in the lawful execution of a court sentence”.
While assuring that efforts are underway to fish out and bring to justice whoever was behind the criminal activities, Soludo also insisted that perpetrators of the terrible atrocities and their sponsors are testing the resolve of the state government and people of Anambra State.
The governor reassured all Nigerians living or doing business in Anambra, of the resolve of the state government to ensure adequate protection of their lives and properties at all times.