August 14, 2013

Ika South raises alarm over insecurity

BY Austin Ogwuda

Asaba—CHAIRMAN, Ika South Local Government Caretaker committee, Delta State, Mr. Andrew Obiazi, has called for collaborative effort in tackling the security challenges facing the area, lamenting the recent bank robbery in Agbor and the kidnap of his driver, whose whereabouts remain unknown.

The council boss, yesterday, at the council’s secretariat during the flag-off of the Subsidy Re-investment and Empowerment Programme, SURE-P, where beneficiaries were empowered, called on everyone to give useful information to the security agencies, to assist in the fight against insecurity.

He said: “Ika South has its share of security challenges because of its location and the growing urbanisation.

“Just recently, a bank in Agbor was attacked by a gang of armed robbers, while on July 5, the driver attached to the Chairman of Ika South, Mr. Anthony Anozor, was kidnapped.

“Till date, there is neither trace nor contact about the driver. In the same event at Alihame Junction, a policeman was killed and several others injured by the hoodlums.”

Items distributed to the beneficiaries of SURE-P tagged Empowerment for Change, include 60 clippers, 40 generators, 40 dryers, 30 sewing machines, 23 deep freezers 200 bags of fertilizers, among others.

Also speaking, the state Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Mr. Newworld Safugha, commended the council chairman for the purchase of quality materials and rated the council the best in the state so far.

He cautioned the beneficiaries not to sell the items.