Peter Obi reacts to gunmen attack on Chris Uba

Peter Obi

Former presidential candidate Peter Obi has sympathised with Anambra businessman and politician Chris Uba following attack on his convoy by gunmen on Thursday.

Gunmen waylaid Uba’s convoy at Uga junction in Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State, and engaged in a gun battle with the police, killing two officers and two others.

Mr Obi, a former governor of Anambra State, said via X on Friday that he was saddened by the level of insecurity in the country.

“The disturbing reports of a tragic violent attack that occurred at Uga, in Anambra state yesterday, 28 December, which claimed the lives of two policemen attached to my dear brother Chris Ubah, is a very sad one,” he wrote.

“I also learned that some yet-to-be-identified people were also kidnapped by the criminals. I also received reports that gunmen went on a rampage in Amesi Community in the same Aguata LGA and killed a vigilante, identified as Chigbo Onuegbu (Akawo) and kidnapped another.

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“It is sad that our society has degenerated to this level where violence has become a ready mode of expression. This recourse must not only be condemned but also combatted by the authorities. Every act of terror and violence must be condemned. We must not allow our society to lose the sense of sacredness of life.”

Obi called on the government and all security agencies, who are at the forefront of combating insecurity, to make extra efforts to return Nigeria to its previous state of security.

“I sincerely condole with the bereaved families of the policemen and the vigilante who lost their lives in the attack, and I sympathize with my brother Chris Uba over this sad incident.

“We will win this war against insecurity and we will not rest until every Nigerian life is secure,” he added.