By Cmrd Uzo Jiagbogu
Following the grave wave of insecurity across the country and in most recent times the activities of rampaging unknown gunmen across the South Eastern States which portrays collapse of security architecture immediately after the END SARS protests across the country.
The massive attacks on Security Formation, correctional facilities, kidnappings, robbery, Abductions and other nefarious activities within South East.
Prior to now, the crime rate in the state was very insignificant. It was part of the indices that authenticated Anambra being one of the safest States in Nigeria.
In view of these treats that, the good people of Nnewi, a town that has produced men of timbre and caliber in all spheres of life which also houses one of the biggest spare parts market in Africa and first indigenous Vehicle Manufacturing company, realizing the dangers of insecurity to their people proactively set up a security committee headed by a veteran security expert, to help forestall and checkmate the activities of these criminals who have become excessively daring. Within a very short period and with enough support to the vigilante services who operate with the regular Nigerian Police Force, they hit the ground running.They have been able to foil and arrest criminals.
It is at this time that, the Nnewi Stakeholders and the Nnewi USA Inc made a boost in the internal security Architecture of our dear town by purchasing brand new indigenous high tech security Operational vehicles from Innoson motors to increase the visibility and effectiveness of the security operatives.
Just yesterday, the 24th April 202. The Traditional ruler of Nnewi kingdom and the grand patron of Anambra State traditional rulers council, HRH Igwe Dr KON Orizu (III) the three Obis; His Highness Obi Afam Obi, His Highness Obi Benneth Okafor and his Highness Obi George Onyekaba unveiled and Officially commissioned the Vigilant group. Charging them to be a defender of their native soil devoid of compromise.
Those present to grace this passing out parade and Inauguration were CP Aduba Ikechukwu (Rtd) SA to the Governor On Vigilante Matters, Dr C M Ibeto, CEO Ibeto groups, The PG Nzukora Nnewi, PG of four quarters, stake holders, opinion leaders, well meaning sons and daughters of Nnewi Kingdom.
The high point of the Occasion was a display of expert rider by Chief Dr Cletus Ibeto (Omekannaya) as he becomes the first pilot to drive Igwe and the three Obis for a short ride within the Palace.
The host is Hon Sir Patrick Ubajiaka (Ike Nnewi) while Chief Engr Sir Ajulu Uzodike (Oziuzo Nnewi) were on ground to see a successful passing out parade and inauguration of selected AVG Volunteers from Nnewi.
To the glory of God, the event was a huge success.
On this note, I commend the great works of our leaders too numerous to mention to continue on their good works while calling on the younger Opinion leaders and captains of industries to reawaken the spirit of Bunu Bunu Ibu Anyi Dan Ndaa in the collective interest of Nnewi Kingdom.
©Cmrd uzo Jiagbogu. A public affairs analyst and Advocate for good governance.