Â By Vincent Ujumadu
AWKAâ€”Anambra State chapter of the Conference of Nigeria Political Parties, CNPP, has expressed concern over the deteriorating level of security in the state, despite the state governmentâ€™s commitment to ensure security of lives and property.
In a statement signed by its state Secretary, Mr. Chibuzor Obiekwe, CNPP regretted that the issue of kidnapping and other crimes had jeopardized business opportunities in the state.Â
The CNPP said:Â â€œBanks are threatened. A lot of businessmen are no longer comfortable in transacting businesses around the South East zone because of fear of being attackedÂ
â€œThe worrisome aspect of it is that these things are happening despite the efforts of the incumbent governor, Mr. Peter Obi, who has been supporting security operatives. To solve this problem, all stakeholders must show interest in improving the security situation, after all these hoodlums live among us.
â€œIssues of armed robbery and kidnapping have been a major challenge to the government and security agents, but such matters should not be left to them alone. The recent kidnap of the State Chairman of Action Congress, AC, Chief Ndubuisi Nwosu, in the state capital has heightened tension in the state.
â€œCNPP has implicit confidence in the ability of the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Philemon Leha, to rise up to the occasion and we also commend Governor Peter Obi for bringing in an experienced person in security matters, Chief Kenneth Okonkwo, as the coordinator of Anambra Vigilante Service, AVS, to assist the police in fighting crime in the state.