Governor Okezie Ikpeazu of Abia states that unidentified gunmen’s ‘violent attacks on security agencies and government facilities indicate terrorist activity in the South-East.’
Violence has erupted in the region, with targeted attacks on police stations, officers, and Independent National Electoral Commission facilities.
Ahmed Gulak, an All Progressive Congress chieftain, was assassinated brutally in Imo on his way to the airport on Sunday.
On Channels TV on Sunday, Mr. Ikpeazu was asked whether the recent spate of attacks on government facilities and security agents could be classified as terrorism.
He asserted that the South-ongoing East’s violence resembled terrorism because it was “designed to undermine the state.”
“That is not the case, in my opinion. Because any situation that aims to undermine civil authority institutions such as the court, INEC, police formations, and military locations, “The governor stated.
Mr. Ikpeazu added, however, that the South-East governors were collaborating to combat the menace of unknown gunmen.
“That is the case. However, all hands are on deck to deploy every resource available to us, including the governors of the South-East, to ensure that our people are protected and able to conduct their daily lives “he continued.