Reporter : CHINAZO ILECHUKWU
Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has charged security agencies in the state to step up the fight against criminality to ensure adequate protection of lives and property in the area.
The Governor gave the charge in Owerri while donating one hundred patrol vehicles and communication gadgets to the combined security outfit in the state known as “Operation Search and Flush”.
He said the gesture was to re-energize security architecture in the state to make it more proactive and result oriented.
Governor Uzodimma urged security agents to take the war against crime and criminality to the doorway of miscreants wherever they might be.
He said henceforth traditional rulers who failed to report activities of criminal elements in their domains to authorities would be held accountable while landlords whose property were used for smoking of weeds and other criminal activities would face the law.
Governor Uzodimma, while assuring residents of their safety, warned that Imo would no longer be a breeding haven for criminals.
He used the forum to commiserate with families of security agents who have paid the supreme price in the discharge of duties adding that the government would do all it could to cushion the effects of their losses.
Recall that the Governor had during the launch of the security outfit last year donated one hundred patrol vehicles to boost its operation.