Anambra State Governor Charles Soludo on Friday said some of the gunmen who attacked Senator Ifeanyi Ubah’s convoy and killed some of his aides have been arrested.
Ubah’s convoy was attacked in Enugwu-Ukwu community in Anambra State last month, two of his personal aides were killed alongside some policemen.
Soludo said on the state-owned radio in Awka during a phone-in programme that gunmen perpetrating evil in Anambra State would not go unpunished.
“I was tough in my resolve to find a solution because light and darkness cannot co-habit together.
“Those criminals who attacked Senator Ifeanyi Ubah, some of them have been arrested but full briefing in that regard shall be given in detail.
“The others who attacked vigilantes and military personnel, they can run but can’t hide. It’s only a question of time. Each day, we get closer in apprehending them.
“Anambra must be calm and secure. We are ready to help these criminals if they make up their mind to stop crime. We will help and empower them.
“Communities have lots of responsibilities to do. Any youth who attains quick wealth, interrogate and investigate him on how he accumulated such sudden wealth.
“Crime won’t vanish completely in 3 or 6 months. It will take time but we shall overcome. The days of these criminals are numbered because there is no place to hide,” he said.
On the flood ravaging Anambra, Soludo said, “Seven LGAs in the state have largely been submerged. Hundreds of thousands of homes, assets and farmlands are underwater.
“Thousands of people are displaced. They ran from their homes to camps and families.
“Our major aim is to save lives. Those in camps, we want to ensure they feed, and have access to medicines and solar for electricity.
“Once this water subsides, we will continue to tend to them because many will start life all over again.”