The Presidential Candidate of the Labour Party in the February 25 election, Peter Obi, has condemned the killing of some United States convoy in Anambra.
Recall that, some workers in the US embassy were attacked and killed by unknown gunmen on Tuesday.
The former Anambra state governor, in a thread via his Twitter handle on Wednesday, blamed the idleness of youths and unemployment for the criminality perpetuated.
He wrote, “I just got the most reprehensible news of the attack and killing of some international humanitarian workers in Anambra state, which happened on Tuesday. This despicable act is highly condemnable.
“My heartfelt sympathy goes to the families of the deceased, the United States Embassy and other charitable International agencies involved.
“Nothing can be more deplorable than that somebody has to die while rendering a charity job for a people and a nation in need.
“The rising crime rate in our community and country is not unconnected with the frightening rising poverty level and unemployment of youths in our land which is a consequence of a prolonged leadership failure over the years.
“When youths in their product ages remain idle for a prolonged time the devil finds in them veritable tools to build workshops in. Our redemption remains a quick turnaround from consumption to production.
“I urge the appropriate security agencies to put no stone unturned in ensuring that the perpetrators of these wicked and abominable acts are fished out and made to face the full wrath of the law. -PO”