President Bola Tinubu’s administration will tackle insecurity in the South-East , Vice President Kashim Shettima promised on Friday, December 29.
Unknown Gunmen have in recent years launched attacks in the South Eastern region, resulting in killing people, destroying properties and kidnapping civilians.
Shettima, while visiting the Bende area of Abia State on Friday, said the President is worried about the economic devastation inflicted on the region owing to the assaults,
“He is acutely aware that our commitment to Nigeria’s future remains incomplete as long as we grapple with the sinister operations of economic saboteurs who masquerade as advocates for the Ndi-Igbo,” Shettima said at the unveiling of the Peace in South East Project (PISE-P) by the Deputy Speaker of the House of Representatives Hon. Benjamin Okezie Kalu.
“That’s why he’s determined to utilize all available resources to ensure that the peace we’re establishing in this region is not cosmetic, and we can’t guarantee it unless all of us see through the falsehoods and propaganda that have become weapons against our unity.”
“The problem we are here to solve as a community, as an Umunna, is a creation of self-serving criminals who do not represent the interests of the Ndi-Igbo and Nigerians. Mr. President knows this better than all of us, and that’s why he has never held any group accountable l the infractions of law-breaking individuals who identify as their members. This, I believe, is the democracy we have all chosen,” he maintained.
The VP believes the criminals halyik the peace in the South-East are doing so in connivance with “forces exploiting the situation for dangerous political agenda,” but says attempts to undo the hard work of the nation’s heroes past will fail.