Some gunmen have razed the nation dwelling of the Imo State Lawyer Basic and Commissioner for Justice, Cyprian Akaolisa.
The assailants additionally burnt the residence of the daddy of the state justice commissioner positioned within the Orsu Native Authorities Space of the state.
In June 2021, Akaolisa’s nation dwelling was additionally attacked and burnt by some unknown gunmen.
The residence of the Commissioner for Data and Technique, Declan Emelumba, was additionally attacked final 12 months.
In an announcement on Sunday, Akaolisa confirmed the assaults, saying, “The Igbos are hard-working individuals who via their years of toils put up constructions and depart developmental strides of their communities of Origin maka ‘akụ ruo ụlọ, a mara onye nwe ya’.
“By way of my a few years of wrestle, I’ve managed to place a block on one other to construct a befitting home for my household. My aged father additionally has a home he constructed via his sweats.
“In the present day, each buildings are in rubbles and ashes – our fellow Igbos burnt them. Firstly, final 12 months, these arsonists burnt my nation dwelling in Obibi, Awo-Idemili, Orsu LGA of Imo State for no simply trigger.
“This 12 months once more, they returned and this time, they perfected the whole burning of even the blocks/bricks.
“And final night time, to my utter consternation, they levelled my father’s home. It is a home my father constructed by himself – the life-toil of an aged man.
“In different phrases, I want to placed on report that my household home is totally destroyed. This was after they used a truck to cart all of the properties: fridges TVs, mattress/foams, generator units and different family supplies.
“What are my crimes, who did I offend? And what had been my father’s offences? And I dare ask, the place is the Igbo spirit? It is a direct affront to the akụ ruo ụlọ spirit. Who will spend money on Ala Igbo nay Orsu LGA in the present day below one of these environment?
“The above are acts of arson ongoing in my LGA of Orsu. The entire burning of our LGA Secretariat, the home of my colleague – Chief Prince Ford Ozumba, the Hon Commissioner, Imo State Ministry of Labour, Employment and Productiveness, the home of Hon. Ekene Nnodumele, the member representing Orsu State Constituency within the Imo State Home of Meeting. There are additionally homes of different political leaders which have been razed in my space to date.
“Different ungodly acts are the sacking and carting away of all of the Police presence & armouries in Orsu LGA, the kidnapping and killing of well-to-do people and safety operatives. This attendant scare has grow to be a every day phenomenon in my Native Authorities Space.
“In the present day, these gunmen (Codenamed Ụmụ Ọma, below the guise of freedom fighters) have continued to demand large sums of cash from mourning households who want to bury their family members and the likes. It’s now strictly enterprise! These gunmen have nearly made a god of themselves, killing and cannibalising at will, in my space however imagine me, they won’t succeed with our voices up and collaborative efforts.
“The place is the Igbo spirit, ụmụnne m? It’s unlucky that almost all of those that foment these troubles are usually not indigenous to Orsu however have garnered collaborators and enablers among the many locals both via concern, persuasion, monetary inducements and made to swear to devilish oaths of secrecy.
“It’s time to synergize and put an finish to the siege in Orsu LGA and liberate our people who find themselves worse hit by the financial downturn occasioned by the ravaging insecurity. For the enablers and cheerers, It’s time for the wanted retrospect, soul-searching to interrogate the method to date by weighing the positive aspects and losses.”