By Mmaduabuchi Onwumelu
The lawmaker representing Ekwusigo State Constituency in the Anambra State House of Assembly, Mr. Onyebuchim Offor, has commended Gov. Charles Soludo for the measures he said he (Soludo) has taken so far in stopping kidnapping and other crimes in the state.
Mr. Offor, the Minority leader of the House made the commendation while supporting a motion for adjournment at plenary last Tuesday, June 14.
Offor noted that the governor performed a major breakthrough few days ago at Oba, Idemili South Local Government Area, where criminals were caught and the building used by the kidnappers in housing their abductors pulled down.
According to the lawmaker, due to the law passed by this honourable House against kidnappers in Anambra State, the house used by them was demolished.
‘Also in my constituency, the same thing happened few days ago, where the law enforcement agents raided the house where their abductors were kept.’
He urged Gov. Soludo to establish a joint patrol team comprising the Army, Police, Air force and the Navy as well as the local vigilance groups so as to fish out all the criminal elements in the state.
‘With these joint security patrol, all those hotspots and criminal hideouts will be found and dealt with,” Offor said.
He further thanked Gov. Soludo for a job well-done, for totally flushing out criminals in the state.
Corroborating his view, the Speaker, Mr. Uche Okafor who presided over the plenary session commended the governor, urging him to keep up the good work he is doing in making sure that all these kidnapping issues and unrests in the state were flushed out.
‘I thank Mr. Offor for such a proactive statement on the governor’s action on the security of lives in Anambra State.
‘We also join our voices to commend Gov. Soludo on his fight against kidnappers and other crimes; he is doing so well in his works.
‘We encourage Ndi Anambra to also support Mr. Governor through prayers and being your brothers’ keeper, meaning, ‘if you see something, say something’.
‘That is the only way, we can combat this criminality in our state, the collective responsibility for all of us,” the Speaker advised.