By Zika Bobby
Member, Board of Trustees (BoT) of the All Progressives Grand Alliance (APGA) in Anambra State, Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka, at the weekend, said the killings of innocent people in different parts of the county will continue to hinder development, stressing that this may lead to a total collapse of the economy.
In a statement, the Ogirisi Igbo said the massacre of 50 people in Benue, the new year killing in Rivers and some other parts of the country should be taken seriously and urged government to ensure the perpetrators are brought to justice.
“There are too many killings in the land. Innocent people, including children, are hacked down daily. When their spirits begin to roam the land, then there is trouble. These killings must stop and government should not just fold its hands as if nothing happened. As the spiritual leader of the Igbo nation, I have decided to sound this warning before it gets out of hand. These killings must stop if Nigeria is to grow,” he said.
Ezeonwuka said the activities of the Fulani herdsmen should be checked before they lead to a full blown war. “People are beginning to lose their patients. When a man loses his family, his livelihood to senseless killing and the government of the day does nothing, such a person can cause havoc. Government should visit those who have lost loved ones and compensate them. Turning a blind eye as if nothing has happen is bad for the growth of Nigeria,” he said.