Governor Okezie Ikpeazu has inaugurated a Special Security committee to stamp out strangers elements who have no business in the forest and have constituted themselves into security threats in and around Umunneochi LGA.
Inaugurating the commitee at the government house,Umuahia Dr. Ikpeazu directed the committee to take over all ungoverned spaces in umunneochi and set up systems that will lead to the apprehension of all elements who have become a nuisance to the people of Umunenochi.
The Governor assured that government will provide all that is needed to make their job successful and announced immediate provision of a patrol vehicle and motorcycles to serve as enablers to their assignment.
Governor Ikpeazu also charged the committee to take decisive action to flush out all criminals in the area as the land belongs to the people of umunneochi,adding that they must be firm and warned that any citizen of the area found to be conniving with the criminals would be identified and seriously dealt with.
The Governor also warned that anybody who wants to do business in umunneochi must come out in the open and charged the committee to deepen intelligence about what is happening in umunneochi especially movement around the area.
He further directed the committee to collaborate with neighboring communities outside umunneochi in the course of the assignment,promising that the initiative will be extended to Isuikwuato and Ukwa west LGAs .
Responding onbehalf of the committee,the Chairman Eze Okechukwu Chukwuji thanked the Governor for the initiative which will check insecurity in umunneochi and assured that they will justify the confidence reposed in them.
Government House Correspondent Ezechukwu Adimoha reports that the special security committee which has 12 persons as members also has the commissioner for information Dr Eze Chikamnayo as Secretary.