The Labour Party (LP) has lamented the growing insecurity in the southeast, particularly the recent killings in Imo State which resulted in the death of some security operatives.
The Southeast Chapter of the Labour Party in a statement over the weekend said the general state of insecurity in the area and particularly the recent killing in Umualumaku, Ehime Mbano Local Government Area of Imo State is unnecessary and unjustified.
News360 Info recalls gunmen killed no less than eight security agents in the state last week. The security agents comprised soldiers, policemen, and the Nigeria Security And Civil Defence Corps.
Reacting, the LP in a statement in Enugu weekend by the National Vice Chairman, Southeast LP, Chief Innocent Okeke lamented the killing of the security agents.
According to him, “These officers had families who depended on them for daily survival, and it is unjust that they had to answer for national calls with their lives.”
Okeke said there were many more incidents involving the killing of security operatives in the area but most were unreported and not investigated.
He lamented that no significant measures are being put in place to forestall further occurrences which has made the region further descend into a state of lawlessness and total anarchy where individuals were uncertain about their safety and residents leave in fear of death.
“The state of Imo has been tragically reduced to a graveyard, where the populace no longer fears the sight of blood and death as it flows and litters the streets daily. The sounds of firearms of varying calibres have engulfed the state, causing tensions that pose serious health concerns to both adolescents and the elderly,“ he submitted.