Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has restated his administration’s commitment to the security of lives and properties of the people of Abia State.
Governor Ikpeazu stated this in a meeting with the Executive Chairmen of the 17 Local Government Areas of the state and some stakeholders in the security sector at the Governor’s Lodge, Aba.
The Governor, who announced far reaching strategic security measures at the Community, Local Government and State levels, disclosed that a select number of security personnel would be in charge at various locations across the State with specific focus on the activities of criminal herders.
He also informed that Chairmen of Local Government Areas in the State would coordinate the security apparatus in their areas in consultation with relevant stakeholders.
Governor Ikpeazu announced the distribution of various types of logistics to enable the personnel carry out their duties effectively. He said that leadership of each group of the personnel would be armed with relevant gadgets for prompt and effective communication and dissemination of information.
Responding, on behalf of others, the State Chairman ALGON, Hon. Ibe Nwoke and the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Homeland Security, Comrade Christopher Okpara thanked Governor Ikpeazu for coming up with a well thought out security measure for improved security at the grass root level. They promised to align themselves with the new policy direction of his government with a view to nipping insecurity in the bud.