Chukwudike Ndubeze, Awka
The Nigerian Union of Journalists Anambra State Council has urged the Federal Government of Nigeria to show full commitment to the fight against insecurity across the country.
Insecurity has worsened across the country following the activities of bandits and terrorists including unknown gunmen.
The northern parts of the country has recently been witnessing successive kidnappings by arm-wielding bandits, while several attacks have been carried out on government facilities by unknown gunmen in the South.
In a communiqué signed by the Council Chairman, Dr. Odogwu Emeka Odogwu, at the end of its April Congress at the Godwin Ezeemo International Press Centre, Awka, NUJ advised that security agencies be properly empowered and equipped to fight the hydra-headed monster.
The communiqué condemned the recent attacks on Local Government headquarters in Nnewi South and Aguata councils in Anambra State, calling on the Federal Government to ensure swift arrests and prosecution of those who are perpetrating violence through kidnappings, killings and other crimes in the country.
It also called for urgent actions to nip the security situation in the bud and guarantee the security of lives and property in Anambra State.
Still on the security of the state, the Union commended the Anambra State Government’s ban on illegal collection of levies and revenues and all forms of touting, and for assuring to introduce more digital platforms for collection of such revenues to combat the touts’ new mode of operations.
It also welcomed the State Government’s resolve in taking action to address the security situations by convening a one-day peace building and security dialogue, and the setting up of the Truth, Peace and Justice Committee led by Nigeria’s former Human Rights Chief, Professor Chidi Odinkalu.