Anambra Governor, Chief Willie Obiano, has called on everybody to come together to fight insecurity our common enemy.
Anambra state in the last one month has witnessed series of attacks on security personnel with about 14 of them killed, patrol vehicles burnt, their guns and other operational equipment taken away even as five persons were kidnapped by suspected Fulani herdsmen in Ayamelum Local Government Area of the state.
Chief Obiano promised in his address yesterday to end the insecurity challenges ongoing in the state.
He expressed sympathy with the families and those in the security agencies killed in the recent attacks.
The Governor has urged those involved in the ongoing security efforts not to relent.
He said, “The police, military and all security agencies and outfits in the state are urged to step out in full boldness to reclaim the public space, dominate the streets, confront criminals when identified and urgently restore order and safety to Anambra State!”
“I call on everybody, irrespective of affiliations to come together and support government and security agencies to fight our common enemy. Those who seek to destroy what we have laboured to build must not be tolerated in any manner. I ask the public to help with information and intelligence to the State to nip this situation in the bud.
“Going forward, extensive security activities will be obvious and by God’s grace we shall overcome. Fitted tinted glasses on vehicles as well as covered plate numbers will no longer be allowed on all roads within the state. Security agencies will be conducting special and strategic operations aimed at neutralising the emerging threats to our collective safety. I therefore ask for the understanding of the public as this goes on and assure you that all law abiding citizens have nothing to worry about.
“Ndi Anambra, also saturating the media waves is a horryifying video of the killing and beheading of an alleged cultist by members of a rival cult group. This is most despicable and a terrible act. I wish to inform Anambra citizens and residents in the state that the police has arrested three principal suspects and on the heels of their accomplices. They shall all face the full wrath of the law. I have ordered a clampdown on all cultists and their activities. This state shall no longer tolerate the violence that erupts now and then in the name of cultism. Those who try our will in this regard will have themselves to blame! I urge all youths in the state to shun cultism and embrace meaningful lifestyles,” Chief Obiano said.