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AIG presents plaque to Anambra NUJ

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ASSISTANT Inspector General of Police [AIG] in charge of Zone 13 Police Command, located at Ukpo, Dunukofia Local Government of Anambra State, Dan Malam Mohammed has presented a Plaque to the Chairman of Anambra State Nigerian Union of Journalist [NUJ] to commemorate the members’ visit to the headquarters of  the Zonal Police Command.

Expressing profound joy at the visit even as he valued the solidarity and ready resort to him for information, the AIG described the media as partners in progress in the war against insecurity in the state. “I need your cooperation, understanding and support; and more importantly, the skills of investigative journalism to scale down the insecurity in the zone to the barest minimum.

“In this zone, we will not tolerate sanction extra-judicial killing or intimidation by the wealthy or well-connected in the society and illegal detention”, Mohammed assured.

 The AIG who described Anambra State as the most peaceful state in the zone compared to what is obtainable in the northern states, appealed to the media for maximum cooperation to make the work of the police easier.

 On the possibility of the bloody clash between IPoB and the police at Emene, Enugu State, the police boss who described the incidence as sad and most unfortunate, advised the members of the group not to create war zone and promised that  security strategy has been put in place to forestall any spill-over effect to the zonal police command.

 On the observation of the Inspector General of Police [IGP] that the pervasive and seemingly insecurity in the country is being fueled by the unrestrained influx of foreign herdsmen into the country, Dan Malam Mohammed contended that the phenomena of the influx of criminals from neighbouring countries of Nigeria stem from the Nigerian borders which is vast and porous borders both land and sea. The criminals in Libya got arms and capitalised on our porous borders to infiltrate the country to indulge in various criminal activities.

“The federal government has intensified both air and land operations in Katsina and Zamfara and I am sure that by the end of the year, the activities of the criminals would be checkmated”.

In a vote of thanks, the secretary of NUJ, Emma Udeagha appealed to the  AIG to request his men and even other public officers to open up and be forthcoming with information to the media to enable them partner with the police in its job.

He decried the mindless violation of human rights in the zone and appealed to the AIG to take due cognizance of the phenomena to assure the citizenry of adequate protection.

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