Governor, Willie obiano of Anambra state avowed commitment to provide sustained security in the state and logistics support to the security agencies as well as a continuous review of strategy by the state commissioner of police Samuel okuala, have ensured total security of the state. the new Onitsha area commander, Abubakar Yahaya, told newsmen in Onitsha during the weekend that they have been able to achieve this degree of security in the state Onitsha it’s environed due to the logistic and moral support of governor willie obiano to the security outfits in the state particularly, the police. Yahaya who is an assistant commissioner of police (ACP) said the support of the commissioner of police who has consistently reviewed strategy put in place to meet security challenges and make necessary adjustments have equally helped in ensuring that criminals are kept in check.
He said given the unique and strategic position of upper iweka, they have put in more policemen especially undercover agents to secure the area and ensure that travelers are not molested by hoodlums.
The area commander noted the modest achievements they have recorded including the renovation of his office within so short period, was by sheer hard work and God’s grace, saying that he puts his boys on toes to ensure that no nook and crannies in the area command were left unguarded.
He also lauded the partnership with the people of Onitsha and its environs, saying in this ember month, the Anambra state command has set up operation keep moving for all vehicles in all the roads in the state not only to congest the roads but also to discourage criminals from taking undue advantage of congestion on the roads to strike.
This operational order for ember months has continuously been hammered that all sons and daughters of Anambra state are free to come home for their Christmas and new year.
He, however, said that they are not static but proactive measures to surprise the criminals, by engaging in a materialized parade, stop and search, through which they detect and arrest offenders.
The cp has continuously hammered it. All sons and daughters of Anambra state are free to come home for their chrismas and new year.in this area command, it is comprehensive policing he said.
He warned the members of neighborhood watch in the state who go out of their mandate to bear arms, that they have no right to bear such arms as well as arrest, detain, torture and dabble into civil matters, stressing that they have hammered on that in their interface with them.
He said although there have been positive changes, there have been cases of neighborhood watch operative abusing their mandate, resulting in murder cases, in which arrests have been made items recovered and the state criminal investigation department is handling the cases.
He, however, denied any knowledge of the torture intimidation and indiscriminate arrests by his men, stating that there has been no official report to his office of such case so far,I have no official report of what you are alleging,the victim should report to me or to the divisional police officers(DPO)and equally prove their cases beyond every doubt.