By Sunny A. Ijomah
Residents of Anambra State have been reminded that security of lives and property is the collective responsibility of the government and the people.
The Traditional Ruler of Ojoto in Idemili South Local Government Area, Igwe Gerald Mbamalu speaking to journalists in his Palace urged them to remain security conscious and provide useful information to security agencies to enable them keep criminals away from the state as he said Governor Willie Obiano's administration is determined to maintain the state crime free status.
The Monarch noted that the proactive measures and effective security apparatus put in place by the Governor and adequate empowerment of security agencies have continued to make the state a reference point in security.
He noted that the state vigilante service working under the close supervision of the police has kept all communities very safe which he noted has encouraged mass return of ndi Anambra from various parts of the world for the Christmas and New Year celebrations with many socio- cultural activities lined up by various communities.
Igwe Mbamalu pointed out that the street light initiative of the Governor has further strengthened security across the state, restored night life and increased volume of socio- economic activities.
The Traditional Ruler said the state government has sustained measures in maintaining peaceful and harmony between farmers and herdsmen to check excesses and acts capable of causing conflict.
Igwe Mbamalu explained that the Governor is equally taking security to next level by incorporating modern technology including installation of close circuit television and reactivating effective communication network while the on- going aerial surveillance would enhance rapid response to emergencies.
The Monarch urged communities to give vigilante services in their areas necessary support and encouragement to perform effectively.