Security agencies in Enugu State comprising the Nigeria Police Force, the Army and the State Security Service (SSS) have assured Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuany and the people of Aku Community in Igbo–Etiti Local Government Area that the security of lives and property in the area will be guaranteed.
The assurance, which came on the heels of a rumoured planned attack on the community following an alleged report of a clash between the community and some herdsmen, was given by the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) of Igbo-Etiti Police Division, SP Ifeanyi Nwoye, when the governor visited the community.
Nwoye said the security agencies were fully on ground in the area and mobilised to protect the lives and property of the people, allaying fears of any planned attack on the community.
Governor Ugwuanyi was at the community upon receiving a distress call from a priest and principal of St. James Boys Secondary School, Aku, Rev. Fr. Patrick Ujah, over the rumoured planned attack.
The principal who received the governor at the school’s premises, commended him for his prompt response to his call, saying the gesture was an indication that he is a responsive leader who cares for his people.
Addressing the gathering, the security agencies urged the people not to panic over the rumour and go about their lawful businesses, stressing that they were on top of the situation.
“The people should not panic. You all have our phone numbers and should reach us if there is any suspicious activity or movement by any person or group of persons,” the DPO said.
On his part, the governor charged the security personnel in the area to be committed to their promise to secure the area and called on the people to remain law-abiding and cooperate with security agencies to ensure peace and harmony in the area.