In the past two and a 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 Nigeria Police Force, 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 Governor 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,
Ohanaeze Ndigbo Worldwide.