The Governor of Anambra, Prof. Chukwuma Soludo says the killing of a woman and her four children in the state is “barbaric and unacceptable”.
He stated this in a Tuesday statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr. Christian Aburime.
The Herald learnt that the killing of the woman said to be of Hausa extraction occurred in Isulo, Orumba North Local Government Area of the state on May 20.
It was also learnt that the killing prompted the Commissioner of Police in Anambra, Echeng Echeng, to pay a condolence visit to the Hausa community in the LGA on Tuesday.
In his statement, the governor promised to ensure the perpetrators of the heinous crime were brought to justice.
Soludo emphasised that all law-abiding Nigerians, irrespective of tribe or religion, were entitled to reside and or do business in any part of the country, including the Southeast and in Anambra without fear of unlawful harassment, molestation or attack of any kind, under any guise by anyone or group.
“No group or Nigerian is justified to harass, attack or kill any citizen of Nigeria or anyone resident in Nigeria under any guise whatsoever unless in lawful execution of a court sentence.
“Perpetrators of these heinous atrocities and their sponsors are testing the resolve of the Government and people of Anambra State, but I assure you that efforts are underway to fish out and bring to justice whoever is behind the criminal activities.
“All Nigerians living or doing business in Anambra are assured, of the resolve of the State government to ensure adequate protection of their lives and properties at all times,” Soludo said.