The All Progressives Grand Alliance has said that gunmen terrorising Anambra State and the entire South-East region should be treated as terrorists, without showing mercy to them.
The party also described the people hailing the actions of the gunmen as being “naive and senseless”, while urging the government and other relevant agencies to declare an emergency on them.
Addressing journalists in Awka on Wednesday, the National Coordinator, APGA Media Warriors Forum, Mr. Chinedu Obigwe, said it would be too detrimental if the gunmen were allowed to succeed in destroying the security architecture of the state.
Obigwe urged the people to cooperate with the administration of Prof. Chukwuma Soludo’s initiative of “If you see something, say something security initiative” so as to curb insecurity.
He said, “There is nothing like unknown gunmen because the perpetrators of the evil acts are human beings that live among us.
“If we cooperate with the government through the provision of intelligence report to our security agents on how to get these gunmen that masquerade as unknown gunmen, the mayhem they are unleashing in our beloved state will be a thing of the past.
“The undeniable truth is that the so-called unknown gunmen are terrorists and should be treated as terrorists without mercy. Some of our people hailing them are doing that out of naivety because if they succeed in destroying our security architecture, we are finished.”