‘We Won’t Be Silenced, Intimidated’ – Peter Obi Demands Arrest, Prosecution Of Killers Of Rtd General Udokwere, Journalist Waksi

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Former presidential candidate of the Labour Party, Mr Peter Obi, has called for the arrest and prosecution of the killers of Rtd General Uwem Udokwere and a journalist, Joel Waksi.

Obi made the call on Monday in a statement he shared on X, where he lamented that the killings have shown that national security has failed.

The general was killed in his Abuja home on Saturday morning by armed men suspected to be robbers. NewsNGR exclusively reported on Monday, that they have been arrested by the police.

Waksi, who until his untimely demise worked with Liberty TV/Radio in Abuja was declared missing a few days ago only to be found dead in Abuja five days later.

According to the Group General Manager of Atar Communication, owners of Liberty TV/Radio, Balarabe Muhammad, Waksi’s body was discovered near Panteka in Mpape, FCT, and later taken to a Kubwa hospital morgue.

He was reportedly stabbed, and his phone stolen.

Obi condemned both killings saying, “The gruesome murders of General UH Udokwere (rtd) in his Abuja home and Joel Waksi, a fearless journalist, are a serious reminder of the failed state of our nation’s security apparatus.

“That these heinous crimes occurred in the seat of power, Abuja, against an Army General and in a journalist’s case, after being declared missing for five days, is a damning indictment of this government’s inability to protect citizens.

“The fact that General Udokwere was killed in his own home, and Joel just was murdered days after being declared missing, suggests a brazen disregard for human life and a complete failure of our security apparatus.

“I demand a comprehensive investigation into these murders and the immediate prosecution of those responsible,” Obi said.

He added that “We will not be silenced or intimidated. We will continue to demand justice, accountability, and security for all Nigerians.

“The killings of a retired general and a journalist in the capital city is a wake-up call to all of us.

“We must rise and demand a better future for our country.

“We must reject this culture of violence and impunity.

“We must build a Nigeria where citizens can live without fear of violence, where journalists can report the truth without fear of persecution, and where the government is accountable to the people.

“Rest in power, General Udokwere and Joel Waksi. Your deaths will not go unresolved nor be in vain,” Obi said.