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Peter Obi who is the former Governor of Anambra State and the presidential candidate for the Labour Party has openly condemned the killing of some soldiers by terrorists in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Some gunmen suspected to be members of the Boko Haram insurgents had on Monday, attacked the Presidential Guards Brigade in Abuja, killing at least two soldiers.
Reacting, Obi in a tweet on his verified Twitter handle on Thursday, sent his condolences to the families of the deceased. He had also tasked President Muhammadu Buhari’s government to take urgent actions in addressing the security crisis rocking the nation.
He wrote, “I deeply console the families and loved ones of our soldiers killed by terrorists. It’s becoming a regular duty to send such condolences of avoidable deaths.
“So sad! Our government should please do whatever is necessary to stop these daily flows of tears…PO”
In another report, security agencies have been put on the alert and have revealed that they are currently on the lookout for a suspected member of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) who had declared his support for Peter Obi while threatening to murder some of the other prominent contenders in a recently released video.
The former Anambra governor is the presidential flagbearer of the Labour Party (LP).
The Eastern Updates had also made a report about how the citizen made a video about the 2023 general elections early this month. The young man had threatened to shoot anyone around him who cast vote for Atiku Abubakar or Bola Tinubu in the video.
Abubakar and Tinubu are the presidential candidates of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) and the All Progressives Congress (APC).
A security officer told PRNigeria that agents would soon arrest the individual behind the warning.
“The young man, suspected to be an IPOB militant, issued his ‘murder’ threat in a viral 30-second video which circulated on social media.
“It is quite disturbing when the armed criminal vowed that come 2023, he will shoot and kill persons at polling units, who attempt to vote either Atiku or Tinubu.”