Enugu state government has reacted to a social media report which named the figure behind the Enugu unknown gunmen that recently terrorized the state as SSA Security to the government.
In an exclusive chat with EverydayNewsngr.net the state commissioner for Information Barr. Chidi Aroh said that the state has no designation as SPA Security or SSA Security.
The Commissioner noted that it is the character of the Government not to interfere with investigations by security agents in “responding to this known security threats, we don’t know what facts they have.
“Government has no hands in it and whoever is found guilty should face the law.”
Recall that the Enugu state government played a major role in the successful raid by soldiers which smashed the gang in Akpawfu-Amagunze in Nkanu West Local Government Area.
The media report whose source was not disclosed claimed that the Enugu based unknown gunmen was a criminal syndicate which tried to capitalize on the insecurity in the country as a new trend and profitable business.
“They reason that with the heightened political tension occasioned by polarization of polity along ethnic and religious lines, they can profit financially and politically by pretending to be advancing and protecting their regional or ethnic interests while in the real sense of it, they are only pursuing their personal goal of engineering and benefiting from the crisis.”
The report whose source is unknown named one Tochukwu Okeke aka Owo as the leader who seized the moment to form a terrorist group that will operate as Enugu unknown gunmen.
The report alleged that “his well-structured terrorists were armed to the teeth and heavily sponsored by some politicians who hope to find greater relevance in the crisis.
“Their targets were policemen, soldiers and civilians. They wasted no time before attacking soldiers and policemen in Enugu state. Before the arrest of their leader Tochukwu and destruction of some of their camps, they have carried out the following attacks on police and military facilities within Enugu:
(1) Adani Police Division
(2) a Military Checkpoint along Adani- Omoh road.
(3) Ezeagu Police Division.
(4) A military Check point along Orji River-Udi road
(5) military Check point at Nnenwe
(6) a military checkpoint along Enugu Abakaliki Road and a host of others including a police checkpoint at Obeagu along Enugu-Agbani road.
The group was accused of “masterminding the killing of over 20 soldiers and policemen apart from the destruction of their facilities, equally received payment to kill civilians, and carry out kidnapping for the purpose of raising money, prominent among his civilian victims are Late Justice Stanley Nnaji, Late Ifeanyi Okeke, Paul (the manager of Sunny BRIGHT Motors and Prof. Samuel Ndubuisi of SEDI and other too numerous to mention.’
It further stated that “recently one of their Camps was raided at Akpawfu-Amagunze in Nkanu West Local Government Area were several arms, ammunitions, cars and charms were recovered.
According to the report, “Tochukwu’s personal House in New Haven Enugu was equally raided and military grade weapons recovered. With arrest of Tochukwu and destruction of their camps in Orji Rivers, Agwu and Nkanu, peace has gradually returned to Enugu. Enugu people can now sleep with their two eyes close. And In the case of Enugu state, the Unknown Gun Men are now known and Tochukwu is the face behind the mask,” it claimed.