Lawrence Nwimo, Awka
The Nigeria Police Force (NPF) Anambra State Command has urged residents of the state to make security of life and property a priority in their respective communities.
The state Commissioner of Police, Echeng Echeng, gave the charge at Nawgu in Dunukofia Local Government Area during the inauguration of a refurbished security Van donated to the community by the Anambra State Government.
The Commissioner who was represented by the Divisional Police Officer in charge of Dunukofia Local Government Area Mr Effiong Nda, described security of life and property as key to sustainable development.
He commended the leadership of Nawgu Development Union under Prince Frank Nwegwu for achieving the feat, calling on other communities whose security vehicles are no longer functional to emulate them.
Mr Echeng used the opportunity to charge those entrusted with security of lives and property to desist from crime and criminality reminding them of the need to synergise with the police and other professional security outfits to achieve more result.
Earlier, the President-General of Nawgu Development Union, Prince Frank Nwegwu, said the transformation of Nawgu Vigilante Group is part of efforts of the town union government aimed at improving the living standards of the people of the community and called for the support of the people of the area to realise the set objectives.
Prince Nwegwu, who promised to key into the programmes and policies of Governor Chukwuma Soludo maintained that the vigilante group of the community will be reorganised while various trainings will be introduced for them for effective service delivery in line with the ideologies of the Soludo administration.
The Women Leader of the community, Mrs Josephine Nwafor and a one-time President-General of the community Chief Emmanuel Ilozue said that for the new executive of Nawgu Development Union to achieve the feat within three months means that more good things are being expected and called for prayers to enable them to succeed.