Dear gov Uzodinma,
As a concerned person and citizen of Nigeria, I am writing to you about the situation of rising insecurity in your state, Imo. Also, to let you know that threatening to dethrone traditional rulers in the area as information from Punch quoted you saying that the monarchs do nothing while crime increases in their domains, would be for you to go against the gods of the land.
I was made to understand that you made this statement through your Deputy, Prof. Placid Njoku at a security stakeholders’ meeting in Owerri on Thursday, which had in attendance the newly deployed Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 9, Ekim Okon.
However, we all know that the rising insecurity in the country is a complete failure of leadership and should not be blamed on traditional rulers whom your deputy said must take responsibilities for the things that happened in their communities. As a matter of fact, he was right about that, but the question is have you given them the necessary attention and what to use in tackling the menace of insecurity in their domain?
Nigeria is boiling at the moment, and we need prayer and efforts of government at all levels to equip our security agents to deliver on their primary duties to ensure that lives and properties are being protected. It is a welcome development that you have called on the leadership of Christian Association of Nigeria, the Nigeria Labour Congress, the Students Union Government and market unions to join your administration in securing the state.
Having known you to have always frowned at insecurity and other negative vices, you take security matters seriously. There is no alternative to security. At least you have demonstrated that criminals have no hiding place in the state. This was shown when suspected criminals paraded themselves as IPOB members to cause mayhem in various communities in Imo State.
Sincerely, I must admit that security issues are everywhere in the country and should not be blamed on the people who are already trying their best to secure their communities. It is the responsibility of every person in the state, the government and private sector to deal with insecurity and crimes of any sort in the country.
Finally, I want to plead that a vigilante group should be maintained in communities in the state, the newly created regional security outfit, Ebube Agu, should be properly monitored and equipped to perform their responsibilities effectively as expected in the region.
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