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You cannot shoot an ideology with a gun – Chukwuma Soludo remark

Agitations in Southeast: You cannot shoot an ideology with a gun ? Soludo

Governor Chukwuma Soludo of Anambra State has commented on the latest agitations within the South-East region of the nation.

Talking in an interview on Channels Tv, Soludo said that brute force alone can not douse agitations within the region.

He additional revealed that his authorities is establishing a fact and reconciliation commission as a part of measures to deal with the rising ranges of agitations within the area.

The Governor mentioned;

“A time comes when you realise that you simply can’t shoot an ideology with a gun. While you see it exclusively as a law enforcement matter, then you miss the point.

“We acquired to engage them; we acquired to engage everybody to really understand the root of this.”

Soludo additionally mentioned the commission will look into the basis causes of the agitations and document these killed in the past few years due to the tensions within the space.

The governor additional averred that threats are “existential” in nature and thus shouldn’t be papered over. He additionally referred to as on everybody to assist the federal government in proffering options to the challenges facing the nation.

Soludo added;

“We don’t want to treat all these people as statistics.

“To the criminals, we’re offering an olive branch to repent.

“So, to them, we’re also saying ‘We’re not condemning you, sin no more. Come out at this time, give up these arms, we need to engage you back in society’

“That is something that we have to engage very seriously and in an open method to have interaction everybody, believing that everybody has one thing to contribute”

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