The Civil Liberties Organisation on Saturday decried the trend of attacking and gunning down of security personnel in various locations in Anambra within the week.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the attacks happened in Awkuzu, Neni and Ekwulobia axis while the officers were carrying out their duties.
There were recent attacks and gunning down of security personnel on March 17 involving three policemen and two naval ratings.
Similarly, two officers of the Nigerian Correctional Service conveying inmates to court from Awka to Ekwulobia were involved on March 19.
The Chairman of CLO in Anambra State, Vincent Ezekwueme, told NAN in Enugu that the actions were condemnable and “highly terrifying”.
Ezekwueme said: “It is most despicable and detestable to mindlessly kill security men who have patriotically dedicated and devoted their lives, time and talents towards protection of lives and properties of citizens.
“When gold rusts, what will happen to the iron?
“If those constitutionally empowered to protect us are recklessly murdered, the future will not only be bleak, but no one will be save.
“CLO calls for an end to the dastardly act and discreet investigation in order to bring the perpetrators to face the full wrath of law.
“We appeal to citizens to respect one of the commandments of God: ‘Thou shall not kill.’
“Remember anyone who kills am innocent person will lose not only his life, but every thing he is and he has.”
The CLO boss expressed condolences and sympathy to the bereaved, Nigeria Police, NCoS and all those affected by the death of the gallant officers.
Ezekwueme said: “God Almighty in His mercies should give them fortitude to bear and endure the irreparable and irreplaceable loss.
“May God forgive their shortcomings and accept them into paradise.
“CLO equally calls for establishment of special fund to cater for families of military and para-military personnel who lost their lives because when one suffers directly, everyone suffers indirectly.”