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Ex-Army Chief slams political class over growing insecurity

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A retired Army Chief, Air Commodore Reuben Ejike Akansi has chided political class for insecurity in Nigeria, saying the regrettable insecurity situation would persist until politicians were ready to nip it in the bud.

He regretted that politicians were completely complicit in fueling the growth and advancement of terrorism, banditry and kidnapping in Nigeria.

Akansi spoke at his country home, Abagana in Njikoka Local Government Area of Anambra State while interacting with his Age Grade, Ifunanya Age Grade, Oraofia branch.

He said, “Everything happening in the South-East and Nigeria in general is not insecurity but politics, and that is why many people believe that politics is a dirty game.

“We are where we are today in Nigeria because insecurity is being politicised and any day politicians want it to end, it will end.

“As a professional, I know what is happening and what should be done to put an end to the ugly scenario if given the chance.”

While praising Governor Willie Obiano for not joining the fray, the former Army Chief called on Southeast Governors to be patriotic and people-oriented in their approach to governance to save the geo-political zone from avoidable crisis and retrogressive mentality.

On his part, Chief Jude Amuzie who played host to Ifunanya Age Grade, Abagana revealed that his reason for hosting his age mates was to foster social cooperation and interaction, adding that he wants to contribute his quota in community development through the age grade system.

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He said, “Ifunanya Age Grade has done a lot for this town including building a Civic Centre and given Scholarships to indegent indigens of the town.

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“I thank God for my life and what I did today is a sort of reunion and to encourage the age grade to continue their vital role in Nation building”.

Chairman of the age grade, Comrade Igwemba Lazarus (Okwuoto Abagana), praised Chief Amuzie for hosting the group and facilitating the employment of many Abagana indigens, calling on others to emulate his footprints.

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