TRADITIONAL ruler of Nawfia, Igwe Chijioke Nwankwo has lauded Governor Willie Obiano for reaffirming the position of traditional rulers in the state as Chief Security Officers in their respective communities.
Igwe Nwankwo gave the indication in his palace at Nawfia while speaking to the press on the issue of community policing in the South East Geo Political Zone.
The royal father welcomed the re-confirmed role of traditional rulers with the Presidents General of town unions as their secretaries on the issue of security as ideal.
According to him, for the issues of community policing to work maximally, the input of all traditional rulers in the state need to be sought to deliberate on the challenges they are facing in their respective communities.
He noted that the position of the state traditional rulers council on the security challenges in the state is a far cry from the challenges faced by traditional rulers in their respective communities.
To this end, he recommended an all-encompassing interactive session between the governor of the state, traditional rulers and stakeholders in security to deliberate on proactive strategies to fortify the security in the state.
Igwe Nwankwo recommended that for the activities of criminal arrested for crimes committed will have no hiding place and will not be allowed to walk the street without being prosecuted for their offences.
In a related development, the Director of Administration, Anambra State Deputy Governor’s Office, Pastor Azubuike Nkala, commended Governor Obiano for his grassroots based security arrangement which has ensured the equitable participation of all security stakeholders in the state.
Azubuike urged the governor to beam his security searchlight to curtail the excesses of Fulani herdsmen in the state.
According to him, the establishment of the cattle menace committee in the state has rightly stipulated guidelines such as recommending sanctions for erring Fulani herdsmen or farmers in the state