Senator Samuel Anyanwu has described insecurity as a major threat to the economy of the South Easterners.
The chieftain of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in Imo State alleged that enemies of the zone are hiding under the guise of insecurity to fuel crisis against the Igbo.
Senator Anyanwu, who represented Imo East District at the National Assembly between 2015 and 2019 appealed to masterminds and miscreants responsible for security breaches in the zone to retrace their steps.
The senator popularly known as Samdaddy made the allegation in a statement issued by his media aide, Ikenna Onuoha.
He said; “Those hiding under the current insecurity to fuel crisis against the Igbo will not succeed. The best thing for them to do now is to withdraw their evil antics and repent, otherwise, their nefarious and illicit activities shall be exposed”
He stated that the Igbo have played a prominent role in the development of the country, maintaining that any attempt to disunite them through discreet plot would not only be resisted but turn out an exercise in futility.
He called on security agents to treat individuals with respect in the discharge of their duties, adding that the abuse of human rights may be part of the reasons aggrieved Nigerians are resorting to violence.
Senator Anyanwu therefore enjoined the five governors in the South East to design programmes aimed at engaging the youths in meaningful businesses, regretting how they allowed their youths to roam around the streets without any hope of survival.
While advising parents to monitor movement of their children to avoid break down of law and order, he also called on the people to guard against strange elements in their environments.