Abia Police assure residents of peaceful christmas
Abia State Police has assured residents that based on measures put in place and some achievements recorded in crime fighting, a peaceful Christmas and new year celebrations await them this year.
Commissioner Ene Okon told The Guardian that the gift the Command has for the residents is peaceful festive period. He recalled that the recent breaking of cars, phone and bag snatching syndicates and the killing of the wanted notorious Sampson Nwokocha alias Grave are big reliefs that would make them sleep well. He however urged residents in the state to avoid night traveling; boarding vehicles from outside officially designated parks and be wary of accepting free rides. On the issue of check-points, he said that what obtains are stop and search points adding that vehicular patrol teams have also been increased to four and operate 24 hours daily.
When The Guardian interacted with some residents of the state including market men and women, they corroborated one another’s apprehension about pickpockets, keke robbers and bag snatchers.
Recall that state governor, Okezie Ikpeazu recently established a Ministry of Homeland Security which going by its name, is charged with internal security. The Ministry, which has Prince Dan Okoli as commissioner, is yet to unfold its operational modalities. Meanwhile, it runs jingles on the state radio and television urging criminals to re-locate from the state or risk being apprehended and prosecuted.
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