Umuahia â€” The Movement for Peace and Development in the Niger Delta, Abia State chapter, has decried the increasing breach of security in the state.
President of the group, Mr Nnanna Nwafor, told newsmen in Umuahia, that the increasing cases of violent crimes had led to loss of lives and property.
He said the resurgence of kidnapping and other violent crimes in the state, which had claimed the lives of some security personnel, was worrisome.
â€œIt is unfortunate that in spite of all resources and efforts put in by the state governor, Mr Theodore Orji, to nip the menace in the bud, it has continued unabated,â€ he said.
Nwafor urged political leaders, including federal legislators of Abia origin, to join hands with the government to make the state peaceful.
He expressed satisfaction that the amnesty programme recently extended to the state had recorded successes.
Â He urged the government to sustain the tempo to bring back investors who were scared away.
â€œThe state governor needs to be commended for the bold efforts he initiated to ensure that the amnesty deal was eventually extended to Abia,â€ he said.