S’East Senior Advocates ask FG to be even handed in dealing with insecurity in the region
By Centus Nweze
Senior Advocates of Nigeria, SAN, of the South East extraction, under the aigis of Concerned Senior Advocates of Nigeria of Southeast extraction (Concerned Southeast SANs), has called on federal government to show less of double standards in the handling of crisis in the beleaguered region.
It also condemned the wanton killings and distruction of government properties by so called unknown Gunmen’ while distancing the people of South East from the senseless Carnage.
“We have noted with deep regret the recent killings and destruction of private and public properties including those of the police and other law enforcement agencies, as well as state institutions such as INEC, Courts, and Correctional Centers by unknown persons,” explained the group in signed release by Chief Udechukwu Nnoruka Udechukwu SAN
He added that the The Concerned Southeast SANs condemn unequivocally and in very clear terms the said acts of arson and the taking of human lives in the process.
“These acts of violence are not supported and cannot be supported by the people of the Southeast.
“The Concerned Southeast SANs commiserate with the families of law enforcement officers, other public servants and private individuals who have lost their loved ones as a result of the recent carnage.
He added that Southeasterners are peace-loving, law abiding and development-oriented people and the recent carnage is not representative of the aspirations of the good people of the Southeast, just as is the case with the other geo-political Zones of the Country where there have been security challenges.
“It is indeed worrisome that the persons or group of people responsible for the mayhem; where they are from and what their objectives remain unknown.
“It is equally worrisome that the management of the crisis unfortunately exhibits double standards with regard to the response of Federal security agencies in South-East vis-à-vis other similarly afflicted Zones,” the group said.
The Concerned Southeast SANs also appeal to the Federal Government to embrace dialogue and diplomacy as a means of resolving the myriad of growing disaffections across the entire country in the interest of peace and unity of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.