By Anayo Okoli
Umuahiaâ€”ABA Chambers of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture, ACCIMA, has lauded the Abia State Government for taking what it called â€œstringent measuresâ€ to combat the frightening crime wave in Aba and other parts of the state, and urged the government not to relent.
According to ACCIMA, â€œthere had been remarkable reduction in crime, especially kidnapping and armed robbery in the commercial city in the last few months.”Â The Chamber, however, urged the government and security agencies â€œto sustain the tempo.â€
President of the Chamber, Mr. Azuka Alagwu, said â€œwhatever the state government and security agencies have done to achieve this laudable feat should be sustained.â€ He also commended the collaboration between the government and security agencies in the fight against crime and criminals,Â commendingÂ Governor Theodore Orji for donating vehicles to security agencies for their operation.
With the improved security situation in the state, Alagwu expressed the hope that business activities would soon pick up, especially in Aba.
The ACCIMA President called on traders and residents, who fled Aba and environs in the wake of the unbearable cases of kidnapping and violent crimes to please return to the city, saying that the â€œsituation has been brought under control.â€ Alagwu also praised Governor Orji for rehabilitating federal roads in Aba, and some township roads in the city.