The Anambra State governor, Charles Soludo, has revealed that the ‘unknown gunmen’ arrested by security agencies for terrorizing the state are Igbos from the South East region of the country.
The governor gave the revelation on Sunday during a Channels TV current affairs program, ‘Sunday Politics’.
Mr Soludo, however, disclosed that his administration has successfully reduced the security threats in the state to the barest minimum.
“Let me be clear about it; 100% of the people we have caught are Igbos. It is not about some people invading from somewhere; it is 100% Igbos on Igbos, that is the fact,” the governor said.
“The first set of people we caught were 100 per cent Igbos from other south-east states and none from Anambra.
“But as we went on, we then discovered that a whole lot of the youths who have been taken to these bushes that got indoctrinated and initiated into all these kinds of things also happen to be citizens of Anambra state or indigenes of Anambra.”
While commending security forces for the improved security situation in the state, the governor said over 15 terrorist camps have been decimated and degraded by the security operatives.
“Given where things were when we came, we are not saying that Anambra is 100% secured … but everybody in Anambra – the 8.5 million residents of Anambra can testify to you that insecurity in Anambra has come down to the barest minimum.
“Fifteen camps (run by gunmen) here (have been) decimated. Even yesterday (Saturday), some other places (where) they were gathering were decimated; we have degraded their infrastructure and I don’t think they have the capacity again to come with the kind of ferocity they had in the past,” he added.