The Brigade Commander of the 34th Obinze Artillery Brigade in Imo State, Raymond Utsaha, lamented on the continued killing of soldiers by unknown gunmen.
The commander said that more than 38 soldiers and 78 policemen were killed by armed men in the security situation prevailing in the southeast area.
In a joint media interaction with the Imo State Police Commissioner, Utsaha regretted the sudden increase and said that no responsible government would want to allow these “criminal elements” to get away with it.
According to him, “78 policemen, 38 soldiers, 5 naval officers, 7 air force officers, 15 civil defense officers, 31 members of the community police, and more than 100 innocent citizens in five states in the southeastern zone, have been murdered. by unknown gunmen.
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“With this staggering number of victims, no responsible government would want to allow criminal elements to continue to wreak havoc.
“You will be surprised that more than 80% of the security personnel killed in the two months after the crisis are from the east of the country.
“Therefore, we urge the public to assist law enforcement officers by providing them with vital information. This will go a long way to reducing the high rate of insecurity in the area. ”