Former Secretary General of the Commonwealth, Chief Emeka
Anyaoku, has called on the Federal Government to devote more efforts in
tackling increasing cases of killings across the country.
He said the ugly trend had continued unabated due to
non-prosecution of perpetrators of the dastardly acts in cases where they were
Anyaoku was speaking at the 2024 Summit and Award ceremony
of Merchants of Light School, Old Boys Association Worldwide, themed, ‘Alumni
Engagement in the Management and Improvement of their Alma Mater’. The event
held in Oba, Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State.
He said, “The Federal Government should devote efforts to
find those responsible for these killings.
“What’s particularly depressing is that these killings occur
and nobody seems to be held responsible and charged accordingly.
“The first thing government should do is to deploy its
agencies and forces to apprehend those perpetuating the killings because that’s
the only way to address the problem.
“If they’re apprehended, prosecuted and punished, that would
serve as deterrent to others to continue the killings.”
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