Gunmen Attacks; Order CP to return Police Checkpoints – Assembly tells Governor
The Anambra State Governor, Chukwuma Soludo, has been advised to order the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Echeng Echeng, to return the various police checkpoints earlier removed across the state.
The advice was given by the state House of Assembly, saying the restoration of the checkpoints would curb activities of gunmen and other criminalities in the state.
The House made the appeal following a motion of urgent public importance sponsored to that effect by the member representing Ekwusigo Constituency, Honourable Onyebuchi Offor during plenary.
Honourable Offor explained that the absence of police checkpoints and patrol teams is a security threat to the state as armed non-state actors could take advantage of it to perpetrate crime in the state.
The lawmaker maintained that if police checkpoints and patrol teams return on the roads, it will help in securing lives and property, especially along identified blackspots where crimes usually occure.
On his part, the Speaker of the house, Right Honourable Uche Okafor noted that the primary responsibility of government is to provide security for its citizenry and that is one of the cardinal objectives of the Soludo administration.
He further said that adequate protection of lives and property by the government gives the people a sense of security and deters criminals from operating.