A community policing organization, Kogi East Neighborhood Watch (KENW) has commended the synergy between the Chairmen of Ankpa, Bassa, Igalamela/Odolu and Omala local government councils and the group in de-escalating criminality in their domains.
The organization gave the commendation on Monday in a statement sent to our correspondent by KENW’s Secretary, Comrade Isaac Inah.
He said the four council chairmen have worked so hard in difficult terrains and circumstances, hand in hand with KENW, in protecting lives and properties in their respective local government areas.
The Secretary, however, used the medium to call on the Local Government Council Chairmen of Ofu and Dekina to develop a realistic action plan for community policing to stem the rising increase of insecurity in their areas as a matter of urgency.
This according to Inah, this will help mitigate possible electoral violence, which had hitherto placed the Local Government amidst flash points of electoral violence in the state.
“The Olamaboro Local Government Chairman is specifically called upon to do all within the powers at his disposal to secure the release of the recent victims of kidnapping in his domain and support the Police, hunters and the vigilantes in his local government area to build structures of deterrence for kidnapping at the flash points.
“Our intelligence report reveals that victims of kidnapping which happened about five days ago between Emonoja and Ette in Olamaboro Local Government Area are still in the camp of the kidnappers, vehicle used by victims before they were kidnapped still at the Divisional Police Command Office at Okpo and that no serious action have been taken to secure their release from the dens of these criminals,” he said.