Abia Commissioner Of Police Promises Improvement In Security


Abia state Commissioner of Police, Mr Kenechukwu Onwuemelie says going forward the state will witness greater and appreciable improvement in security following recent security measures already put in place by the government.

CP Kenechukwu Onwuemelie who disclosed this while briefing newsmen on the outcome of the state security meeting presided over by the Governor,Dr Alex Otti OFR, said the meeting had a comprehensive review of the security situation and observed that the situation is stable.

“We had a comprehensive review of the security situation and of course,we observed that the situation is stable.The situation of security has improved not withstanding the fact that of recent,we had some pockets of issues around kidnapping.”

“But then,we sat down,we brainstormed and all I can say with regards to security going forward is that by the time we come up with the measures that we discussed there,we will soon move in leaps and bounds in improvement regarding security in Abia State”,he said.

He stated that the government will leverage technology to checkmate crime and criminality in Abia,adding that already,a lot is being done in that regard.

“You know these days there’s hardly any crime you,d commit without applying some technology,The same way,technologies can be applied or leveraged to deter as well as detect crimes and also criminals”.

“So part of the robust measures that we will put in place and that are already being put in place must involve application of technology”.

“So going forward,the state is already installing CCTV cameras in certain places and that is going to be done more strategically.Communication is going to be improved,There is so much that will be done with technology”. The Abia CP said.

Regarding the kidnapped university don,professor Godwin Emezue,the commissioner of police disclosed that security agencies including the police,DSS and the military are making concerted efforts to ensure he is resued unhurt.

“There is a concerted effort between and among the security agencies.The police,the DSS, the military, we are all working together to ensure that he is rescued and released unhurt.

The state Commissioner of Police lauded the “operation crush” for doing well,noting that the success recorded in the the Umunneochi and Uturu axis is as a result of the deployment of operation crush.

“Before the establishment or deployment of the forces that we deployed at Umunneochi and Uturu axis which includes the operation crush that place was like a no go area”.

“So what we are experiencing now is what we call crime displacement,geographical displacement of crime,and we are already on our way to ensuring that we deal with that”.