Awka – The Anambra assembly has said that it would enthrone quality legislation to make room for the optimal performance of security agencies in the state.
In an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Awka on Friday, the Chairman of its committee on security, Mr Victor Okoye, said that the committee would ensure that enabling laws to assist security agencies work optimally would be enacted.
“We will follow such legislation up through sustained oversight to guarantee the safety of all residents at any point in time.
“This committee is constantly interacting with the people and security chiefs in the state to know their challenges while on their legitimate duties.
“Following my interaction with the state police commissioner, battling with activities of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Movement for the Actualisation of Sovereign State of Biafra (MASSOB) were part of the issues bothering security operatives in Anambra.
“Closely related to this is the issue of herdsmen/farmers’ cash in areas like Ogbaru and Ayamelum which Gov. Willie Obiano has set up a committee to look at,’’ Okoye said.
The lawmaker decried the incessant cases of murder involving blood relations in which no fewer than 36 cases were recorded between January and April.
“This is giving security agencies sleepless nights because having reduced the problems of armed robbery, kidnapping and cult related activities, murder cases will not be allowed to continue. (NAN)