The Ezeagu Local Government Council has donated twenty motorcycles and security gadgets to neighborhood watch organisations to boost their operations in the various communities. The Chairman of the Council, Chief Chukwudi Ezinwa, while presenting the items at the Council’s headquarters in Aguobu Owa, said the donation was to support the State Government’s Security architecture to protect of lives and property.
Chief Ezinwa Ezeagu, who observed that Local Government Area had in the recent time witnessed crimes ranging from armed robbery to herders-farmers clashes, said government was poised to tackle insecurity. The local Government Chairman, while addressing the members of the neighborhood watch, commended them for their sacrifices, noting that the government would continue to support them.
He appealed to the group to use the items judiciously for protecting lives and property of the people. The traditional ruler of Ozom Aguobuowa, Igwe Cletus Afamefuna, and president-General Umuagba Autonomous Community,Ozo Augustine Aniamalu, commended the Local Government for its coordinated approach in addressing crimes ad criminalities in the area.
They promised to use the community’s apparatus in protecting the equipment. The Dean Agubuowa Deanery, Catholic Diocese of Enugu, the Reverend Father Louis Ndulue, pointed out the Catholic Community supported policies towards securing lives and property. The Reverend Father Ndulue described Ezeaguas a crime-prone area and called for security operations to check the recurring crimes.
Two leaders of the Neighborhood Watch, who spoke with Radio Nigeria after receiving the items, Mr. Uchenna Ebue and Mr. Cosmas Onwuanuo noted that the gestures would boost the morale of the personnel. Some communities whose traditional rulers and Presidents-General were absent at the event were denied the items as the Council Chairman explained it was no longer business as usual.