ABUJAâ€”ProminentÂ Senator of theÂ South East, Senator Annie Okonkwo from Anambra Central, has called on the Inspector General of Police, the State SecurityÂ Service, the governors of the zone as the chief security officersÂ in their state, to rise to the challenge ofÂ rampant kidnappings, armed robberies, andÂ wicked assassins that prowlÂ the states unimpeded.
He also tasked allÂ the security agencies in Nigeria to evolve strategy to restore security confidence to the South Easterners as they prepare to travel back home for the Christmas and New Year celebration.
Senator Okonkwo made this call inÂ Abuja while receiving aÂ delegation ofÂ eminent Igbo sonsÂ resident in there.
He noted that,Â it has become a matter for grave national concern, that a hitherto adventurous race as the Igbo, areÂ deprived of the unique andÂ special joy the home coming for Christmas andÂ New Year offers,Â because ofÂ scary multipleÂ threats to their lives.
The Senator thereby charged the citizens of the zone in Nigeria and in the Diaspora not to succumb to the, “blackmailÂ of thisÂ condemnableÂ atrocities,”but urged them to sustain courageÂ in adversity, and return home en masse to be part of aÂ transformative developmentÂ in their communities.
Senator OkonkwoÂ Â emphasised that the cultural bondingÂ which these festivitiesÂ offer his peopleÂ “bear directÂ impetus to developmental initiatives in the region.”