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Enugu to beef up security in boarder communities

12 March 2014, 16:02

Enugu - The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Abubakar Mohammed, has said that security would be beefed up at boarder communities in the state to safeguard lives and property.

Mohammed announced the plan on Tuesday when members of the Enugu State House of Assembly Committee on Security paid him a courtesy visit.

He noted that the lawmakers were a vital link to the police in providing adequate security either in legislation, moral or infrastructure support.

"Police cannot do it alone. We need the legislators, the executive, the traditional rulers and civil society organisations to reduce the crime level to the barest minimum.

"Your support had produced positive results. The provision of vehicles and other logistics has produced results; we have reduction in car snatching, cultism and robberies.

"What we are battling with in the rural areas now is people attacking themselves in family quarrels or as a result of soil mining. Kidnapping has gone in Enugu State," he said.

The commissioner commended the lawmakers for passing the Telecommunication Information Bill, which had been helping the police to track criminals.

Mohammed solicited the cooperation of all, especially in giving the police timely information in the fight against crime and the protection of lives and property.

Earlier, the Chairman of the committee, Paul Ogbe (PDP-Enugu South Urban), said they were in the commissioner’s office to solicit his assistance in the provision of more security to boarder communities in the state.

Ogbe listed the communities to include Ette, Okpo and Igga communities in Igboeze North Local Government Area, as well as Opi in Nsukka Local Government Area and communities in Aninri Local Government Area that have boarder with Ebonyi and Abia.

He noted that security in such communities would curtail the heinous crimes being committed in rural areas where there were no police presence.

He commended the police for their efforts in the reduction of crime in the state, saying that the assembly would partner with the security agencies to make their work easy.

-  NAN

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