NIROH condemns attack on Soludo, urges Obiano, Police to ensure security ahead of elections


The President General of Ndigbo Royal Heritage, NIROH Worldwide, Dr. Paul Okoye has bemoaned the rising insecurity in Anambra State, which culminated yesterday in an attack on the former Governor of the Central Bank, Prof. Charles Soludo, who is one of the frontrunners in the November 2021 governorship polls in the state.

Describing the incident with the most despicable words, Okoye, also enjoined Governor Willie Obiano and the various Police Authorities in the state to do all within their powers to restore the security that Anambra State has always enjoyed, as no meaningful electoral process would be achieved under an atmosphere of tension and fear.

A part of his statement made available to the press read: “NIROH got the news of the attack on Prof. Charles Soludo in his native Isuofia, while he was having a meeting with the youths with rude shock and hereby condemn it in unequivocal terms. As we await the relevant authorities to confirm if it was politically-motivated or otherwise, it must be noted that the ugly incident boils down to a breach of security, which should be nipped in the bud forthwith as we indulge in another electoral cycle this year. The incident at Isuofia, which also led to the death of three policemen as well as the abduction of a serving commissioner in Anambra is the height of it. The Governor, Willie Obiano and the relevant security agencies in the state, need to put measures in place to forestall any further breach, as we cannot sit and watch the security gains made over the years to be ruined. NIROH has noticed the rising cases of insecurity in Igbo land, especially after the EndSARS protests, where gangs have been targeting security agents for unprovoked attacks. The various state governments should put measures in place to rid our society of these criminal elements, while NIROH calls on our brothers and sisters to come forward and report hoodlums in their midst. Igbo culture does not support criminality and anyone shielding them is offending the gods of the land. We cannot sit by and allow hoodlums destroy the little we have in terms of patrol vehicles and ammunitions in Igbo land. NIROH is worried because the roadmap to redemption being pursued by us, cannot be achieved in an atmosphere of insecurity.”

NIROH Worldwide, a global mandate initiated with the support and pioneer leadership of late Ikemba Nnewi, Dim Odumegwu Ojukwu has been at the forefront of a cerebral restoration of Igbo glory, with members and chapters across major cities of the world.