The recent trend of attacks in the Southeast region, has shown why the Federal Government was not wrong to proscribe those unknown gunmen as a terrorist organization.
How can someone justify the incessant attacks in the Southeast region? Are those being killed not innocent Igbo people? If the answer to this question is yes, what makes the Unknown Gunmen different from Bandits and Boko Haram terrorists, they are all in the business of destruction.
Those who are supporting these terror groups should know that the police stations, houses, vehicles that are being burnt can be replaced but human lives can never be replaced.
This is one truth even those committing these heinous crimes should be aware of. According to a report gathered on Daily Trust, the unknown gunmen attacked another police station in Enugu State, the police station is located in the Uzo- Uwani Local Government Area of the State.
The police station was completely razed down, one officer was killed in the attack while a female officer was abducted by the unknown gunmen.
The attackers destroyed the weapon room of the police station, and also the CCTV facility of the police station, and destroyed operating vehicles at the station. The State, Police Command, confirmed the attack on Monday, October 11, 2021. According to the report the Police have ordered a full- scale inquiry into the attack.
The Commissioner of Police, CP Abubakar Lawal gave the order, demanding that the abducted officer should be released while those who committed the offense should be apprehended.
ASP Daniel Ndukwe, a spokesperson for the Police Command, stated that CP Lawal gave the order when he went to the scene of the incident on Monday. After charging the tactical team of the police to apprehend and bring the attacks to book, he also charged members, of the public to help with reliable information, that will help apprehend those involved in the attack.
The number of Police Stations, that have been razed down across the Southeast states has been enormous. Many lives and properties worth millions have also been lost in these attacks.
The situation in the region is so disheartening to those who care. I am also surprised that traditional rulers and religious leaders are not coming out to strongly condemn these attacks. No matter the grievances of those doing these things is towards Nigeria, they should be aware that, they are attacking their people and offending God in the process.
In my opinion, the activities of the Unknown Gunmen have not been far from acts of terrorism. I ask again, are people still doubting that the Unknown Gunmen is a terrorist organization?