Reporter : CHUKWUMA EZEOGU
The Enugu State Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi has ordered immediate joint patrol by all security agencies in the state.This followed the recent attack by armed bandits on the Abakpa Police Station and the Railway Police Station Ogui, Enugu.
Rising from an emergency state security council meeting at the government house Enugu with all the heads of security agencies and paramilitary in attendance, the Governor told journalists that it had become imperative to curb crimes and criminalities arising from the untoward events, which took place in the state within the past two weeks.
On the recent clash between security operatives and members of the Indigenous people of Biafra (IPOB) that resulted in death of many, the Governor reiterated his resolve to get to the root of the matter and restore lasting peace in the state.
He said that the death of the Nigerian security agents and residents of Enugu state; the recent attack on the Railway Police Station, Ogui on August 28, and an attack on Unity Police Station Akpapa on August 30, where weapons were carted away culminated to the decision.
Governor Ugwuanyi said that the government was committed towards unearthing the cause of the events and to take necessary steps to forestall future occurrence. He appealed to those responsible for carting away of the weapons of the security operatives to ensure they returned them to the security agencies or traditional rulers within the area.
The Governor announced that a meeting would be held at the Government House on Thursday September 4, with traditional rulers, religious and opinion leaders in the state.