The All Nigeria Peoples Party [ANPP] received the news of the murder of the Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Chinwike Asadu, by unknown gunmen in Enugu his home state, on Saturday, with unmitigated shock. This bizarre development is another pointer that the PDP led Federal Government has failed in securing the lives and properties of the ordinary Nigerian which is the paramount duty it owes the citizens of this great nation. We vehemently condemn this atrocious murder; it is a reprehensible action which ought to belong only to the imaginative plots of thriller movies.
In recent times Nigeria has been enmeshed in several unsolved mysterious deaths perpetrated by so-called unknown gunmen; thereby making our streets dreadful and our hinterlands theatres of crime. However, the murder of a serving Police Commissioner is as bloodcurdling as it is weird. Our great party ponders, if a top level law enforcement officer could be mowed down in such a manner, what then is the fate of the ordinary citizen or the low ranking officer out there in the street? And the answer is manifest, to the effect that this PDP government has failed in the cardinal duty it owes the citizens of this great country with whom it has a social contract: that of security.
The ANPP therefore calls on the Federal Government, the Nigeria Police and other law enforcement agencies, not to leave any stone unturned in thoroughly solving the mystery behind this heinous murder. Surely, this is the time to muster all forensic resources, and new technologies to ensure that the nomenclature of ‘unknown gunmen’ is permanently deleted from our national lexicon, and collective consciousness. The unraveling of the crime will go a long way in boosting the battered morale of the ordinary policeman in the street in dispensing his/her patriotic duties. Our great party believes that as a nation Nigeria shall surmount all her present troubles.
Hon Emma Eneukwu
National Publicity Secretary