JUVENTUS CHUKWUNWEIKE OKOLI
The Executive Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano, has asked criminals in the state, in fact, anyone with questionable character who is into kidnapping, robbery, cultism, pick pocketing, one chance etc to leave Anambra State for their lives.
He made the declaration today during the launch of Operation Kpochapu 2 at the Alex Ekwueme Square, Awka, insisting that the 2nd phase of the fight against crime will be deadlier.
While handing over the equipment which included 111 sophisticated security (operational) vehicles, 71 well equipped motorbikes, CCTV cameras, each with the radius or capacity of overseeing 4 football fields at a time, and many more to the Inspector General of Police and other Service Chiefs from the Army, Navy, Airforce, Civil Defence, Federal Road Safety, NDLEA, the Governor declared that within the last five (5) years Anambra has maintained an enviable position as the safest state in Nigeria and called on the forces to ensure that the second phase of Operation Kpochapu will give the state greater benefits and keep her ever on top among the states of the Federation on security issues.
“I will want ndi Anambra and our guests, especially those who live and work here in Anambra and those on visit or holidays to sleep with their two eyes closed”, the Governor declared.
He was of the opinion that if the first phase was able to revamp police communication networks, saw to it that kidnappers, armed robbers, cultists, hired assassins were apprehended and brought to book and their houses and other projects built from proceeds from their illegal deals destroyed, there is no way the tempo cannot be higher now. The Governor also told of how a notorious kidnapper was arrested in a South Africa-bound plane at Murtala Mohammed Airport, Ikeja and eventually killed.
He promised that the second phase of the war against crime in the state will be holistic and deadlier. He encouraged the people to report acts of criminality anywhere in the state, gave out numbers with which to call security agents on emergency.
He promised ndi Anambra a peaceful Christmas, security wise while assuring them that repairs on the roads would commence as soon as the rains stop.
Receiving the materials from the Governor, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, who was deeply impressed with what Obiano did simply said: “I thought I was coming to receive few vehicles for the police, but what I am seeing here is unimaginable”.
He promised that with the security gadgets and the security measures put in place, Anambra must know peace. He assured that more security personnel will be sent to Anambra State.
Earlier in his introductory speech the image maker of the Nigerian police, DCP Frank Mba, said that what he saw at the commissioning
was unprecedented. In his words: “In my over 2 decades of policing, I’ve never seen something as thrilling as this. Anambra is unarguably the safest State in the entire federation”.