The President General of Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide, Chief John Nnia Nwodo, has commended the Enugu State Governor, Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi and the Enugu State Police Commissioner for the speed and enthusiasm with which they have addressed recent security challenges in the state.
Chief Nwodo, in a statement, said that arrest of those responsible for the murder of two Catholic priests and the kidnap of a Traditional ruler in the state, as well as the recruitment of forest guards and construction of new roads into hitherto inaccessible corners of the state would go a long way towards restoring the confidence of Enugu people in the ability of Government and law enforcement agencies to protect them.
Full text of the statement reads:
In the past two and half months Enugu State, which hitherto was the safest State in Southern Nigeria has witnessed very unusual Security breaches. Assassinations, kidnapping and invasion of one or two holy places have been reported in the social and regular media. Ohaneze is pleased with the speed and enthusiasm with which the Enugu State Government and the Nigerian Police, Enugu State Command has addressed the challenges posed by the recent Security threats. Worthy of note is the arrest of those responsible for the murder of two Catholic priests and the kidnap of a Traditional ruler. Useful confessions have been made. As we speak 1,700 forest guards are being recruited. New access roads are being constructed into desolate and hidden areas of our forests. We salute Gov Ugwuanyi’s dynamism, speed and commitment in restoring the confidence of Enugu people in the ability of Government and law enforcement agencies to protect them.
Ohaneze also notes that a few miscreants among us have exploited the Fulani rampage to engage in kidnapping and murder of innocent citizens. We urge our Traditional rulers, Town Unions and local vigilantes to fish them out and hand them over to law enforcement agencies.
In these difficult times we must all be vigilant and report any unusual movements, persons and activities to appropriate authorities.
John Nnia Nwodo
President General Ohaneze Ndigbo Worldwide