Anambra State Governor Chukwuma Soludo has spoken out against recent agitations in the country’s south-east.
In an interview with Channels Television, Soludo stated that raw force alone will not be enough to quell the region’s unrest.
He also stated that his government is establishing a truth and reconciliation committee as part of attempts to address the region’s escalating levels of unrest.
According to the Governor,
“A time comes when you realise that you cannot shoot an ideology with a gun. When you see it exclusively as a law enforcement matter, then you miss the point.
“We got to engage them; we got to engage everyone to really understand the root of this.”
“We don’t want to treat all these people as statistics. “To the criminals, we are offering an olive branch to repent. “So, to them, we are also saying ‘We are not condemning you, sin no more. Come out today, surrender those arms, we want to engage you back in society’ “This is something that we need to engage very seriously and in an open manner to engage everyone, believing that everyone has something to contribute”