Obi express worry over 80 bodies found at Abia cattle market

Labour Party, LP, Presidential candidate in the February 25, poll, Mr. Peter Obi, has express worry over the discovery of 80 bodies at a cattle market in Abia State.

Obi in a statement on Thursday, said: “I read the bone-chilling story coming out of Abia State, where over 80 bodies were reportedly recovered around the cattle market, with about 20 headless decomposing bodies.

This level of barbarism and extremely cruel acts only reflects how insecure our environment has been.

It unearths how insecurity has continued to ravage many parts of the country, taking innocent lives and killing the economy.

I thank Governor Alex Otti of Abia State, for taking such a bold step against insecurity in the State. This is highly emulatable.

I recall facing a similar situation in 2013 as the Governor of Anambra State.

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I was accompanying President Goodluck Johnathan to an official engagement outside the country when I received the sad report of about 35 decomposing bodies floating on Ezu River, Anambra.

I had to leave everything to rush back to the state to attend to the situation and ensure that order was restored in the vicinity.

Investigation was immediately commenced, with autopsies conducted, before the Federal Government took over the process and asked the state government to hands off.

Security of lives and property remains the primary duty of any government and key to any meaningful development we hope to experience as a nation.

We must therefore prioritise it. I encourage governments at all level to make more efforts in combating insecurity in the nation,” he added.

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