Gov. Ikpeazu Gives Security Agencies Marching Order To Rid Umuahia Of Criminal Elements

Abia State Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu, has directed security agencies in the state to urgently review the security situation around Orlu, Kaduna and Arochukwu by Calabar Street, Umuahia, with a view to clearing the area of hoodlums accused of robbing and molesting innocent citizens on a regular basis.

The Governor also directed the State Commissioner for Public Utilities to immediately commence the deployment of street lights around the area including Umuwaya Road to Shopprite and the aforementioned flashpoints as well as ensure that previously deployed street lights within the state capital function optimally.

Governor Ikpeazu expressed the determination of his administration to tackle crimes through job creation and proactive security engagement. He directed that brothels located around the areas mentioned above be closed down immediately and proprietors of such facilities, including joints where hard drugs are sold, be prosecuted.