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Enugu Electoral Commissioner decries killings in Enugu

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The commissioner, Enugu State Independent Electoral Commission, ENSIEC, Obiora George, has appealed to Enugu people to put a stop to the spate of killings in the state and, rather, embrace peace.

George urged all gunmen in Enugu state to drop their guns and state their grievances, recalling that, not long ago, a high court judge was murdered close to the Ebeano tunnel in broad daylight.

He also recounted that Ifeanyi Okeke, CEO of Auto Ease, was gruesomely murdered, close to his residence at Bricks Estate, Independence Layout, also in Enugu, this time, in the presence of his 7-year-old child.

In his words, “Again, the state has been thrown into a turmoil following the murder of Prof Sam Ndubuisi, the managing director of Scientific Equipment Development Institute (SEDI) who was killed close to Centenary City along Enugu-Onitsha Express way, alongside his police orderly.

George, therefore, appealed to Enugu people to have a rethink and support the governor of the state, who he said “is a peaceful man … let us all drop the guns and embrace peace. Enough of the massacre. Enugu remains in the hands of God.” 

He reinstated that “no state can develop when there is crisis. I appeal to those who are carrying out these dastardly acts to have a rethink, drop the guns, state their grievances and embrace peace,” he stated.

He further tasked the citizens to be security-conscious, report every strange movement in their environment and cooperate with the government. He commiserated with the deceased families.

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