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Day: September 11, 2018

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Imo is now Ranka Dede state – Ihedioha  In a swift move to tackle the current rising of acts of kidnapping and sundry crimes in the city of Aba, the Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has introduced the whistle-blower policy in the state with the promise to reward anybody who gives information that will lead to the arrest of kidnappers with  N1million cash. Ikpeazu also promised to give another N1milion to security agents who are able to arrest or smash any kidnap or armed robbery gang in the state. This, the governor said was his government’s further support to ensure the sustenance of peace and tranquillity in the state. Addressing newsmen at the state’s Exco chambers on Monday, the governor disclosed that the state government was worried about the recent upsurge in crimes at Aba, the commercial nerve centre of the state and charged security agencies to go after the criminals. The governor who identified cross border criminals and local gangs as being responsible for the new wave of armed robbery and kidnapping in the city, vowed that “all criminal elements will be chased out of Aba and Abia State within a very short time. He said those who were caught in the act would be made to face the consequences of their actions. Ikpeazu who recalled that the last Yuletide was the most peaceful in the history of the state which he said was as a result of the vigilance and hardwork of the security agencies, with support from his administration, promised to work with security agents and the Federal Government to re-launch “Operation Jubilee” in the state. According to him, additional mobile police officers and soldiers will be involved in the operation to fish out and punish criminals with the state ready to procure additional 10 vehicles and armoured vehicles to enhance the operational efficiency of security agents in the state. He praised security agents in the state for “making Easter Sunday and Monday black days for some of the men of the underworld at Aba who met their waterloo” and stated that some of the criminals captured alive were already giving useful information that will help security agents arrest their fleeing colleagues. The governor assured that all information to the special phone numbers and email addresses that would be made available to members of the public will be treated with strict confidentiality and the informant rewarded immediately. He announced the set up of a panel of inquiry that would be headed by the Attorney General of the state, Chief Umeh Kalu, Commissioner of Police, Adeleye Oyebade, Commissioner for Chieftaincy Affairs, Chief Charles Ogbonnaya, Eze Love Wogu and the representative of Department of State Service (DSS) to unravel the immediate and remote causes of the incident at Ogbor Hill bridge Aba that led to the unfortunate loss of lives last week as a result of the suspected activities of touts.  
   IKPEAZU INTRODUCES /sd Ikpeazu introduces whistle-blower policy …Promises N1m cash on genuine information From OKEY SAMPSON, Aba   genuine In a swift move to tackle the current rising of acts of kidnapping and sundry crimes in the city of Aba, the Abia State Governor, Dr. Okezie Ikpeazu has introduced the whistle-blower policy in the state with the promise to reward anybody who gives information that will lead to the arrest of kidnappers with  N1million cash. Ikpeazu also promised to give another N1milion to security agents who are able to arrest or smash any kidnap or armed robbery gang in the state. This, the governor said was his government’s further support to ensure the sustenance of peace and tranquillity in the state. Addressing newsmen at the state’s Exco chambers on Monday, the governor disclosed that the state government was worried about the recent upsurge in crimes at Aba, the commercial nerve centre of the state and charged security agencies to go after the criminals. The governor who identified cross border criminals and local gangs as being responsible for the new wave of armed robbery and kidnapping in the city, vowed that “all criminal elements will be chased out of Aba and Abia State within a very short time. He said those who were caught in the act would be made to face the consequences of their actions. Ikpeazu who recalled that the last Yuletide was the most peaceful in the history of the state which he said was as a result of the vigilance and hardwork of the security agencies, with support from his administration, promised to work with security agents and the Federal Government to re-launch “Operation Jubilee” in the state. According to him, additional mobile police officers and soldiers will be involved in the operation to fish out and punish criminals with the state ready to procure additional 10 vehicles and armoured vehicles to enhance the operational efficiency of security agents in the state. He praised security agents in the state for “making Easter Sunday and Monday black days for some of the men of the underworld at Aba who met their waterloo” and stated that some of the criminals captured alive were already giving useful information that will help security agents arrest their fleeing colleagues. The governor assured that all information to the special phone numbers and email addresses that would be made available to members of the public will be treated with strict confidentiality and the informant rewarded immediately. He announced the set up of a panel of inquiry that would be headed by the Attorney General of the state, Chief Umeh Kalu, Commissioner of Police, Adeleye Oyebade, Commissioner for Chieftaincy Affairs, Chief Charles Ogbonnaya, Eze Love Wogu and the representative of Department of State Service (DSS) to unravel the immediate and remote causes of the incident at Ogbor Hill bridge Aba that led to the unfortunate loss of lives last week as a result of the suspected activities of touts.  

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