By; PAMELA EBOH, Awka
The Assistant Inspector General of Police, (AIG) in charge of Zone 13, Ukpo, Anambra State, Mr Danmallam Mohammed has called on the people of other geo-political zones in the country to emulate South East zone in the area of peace, love and patriotism that exist in the area.
Addressing members of the Radio, Theatre and Arts Workers Union (RATTAWU) on Monday during a courtesy visit led by the group’s National President, Comrade Kabiru Garba, the IGP described the region as the most peaceful part of the country.
He enjoined people from other parts of the country to emulate the people of the area to ensure sustained growth and development across the country.
He said, “South East Zone is the most peaceful part of Nigerian. People of the zone go about their normal businesses without intimidation.
“You can see love, patrotism in the zone, the reason economic activities are thriving. Wherever there’s peace, you see development economically, justice, progress.
“We’re appealling to other parts of Nigeria to copy from South East, to learn how to live in peace and show love, patrotism so our great country will continue to progress to become of one of the strongest nation in the world.”
Mohammed hailed the Inspector General of Police, (IGP) for the disbandment of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) saying that the Force will remain commited to the protection of human rights.
“The IG has spoken and we’re in support of his decision and other ongoing reforms he is carrying out.
“We believe in protection of human rights, we say no to illegal arrests and detention, torture, extra judicial killing, criminal extortion of members of the public.
“We believe in Nigerian constitution, we believe in due process, justice and fairness, and we’ll do everything within the law to ensure the people of the state and country continue to carry on their activities freely.
The AIG thanked the association for the award of excellence bestowed him and assured them of collaboration with the body to ensure maximum protection for residents of the area.
He added, “We appreciate your partnership, and we’re ready to cooperate with you to ensure the good people under the zone and other residents in the country will always be happy”.
Earlier in his speech, the National Vice President of RATTAWU, South East, Prince Emeka Kalu, urged media practitioners to eschew fake news, falsehood and sensational broadcasting.
His words, “Always make sure you verify what you say, ensure it won’t cause disunity, focus on what will bring peace and unity, just as you support that which will encourage those in leadership position,” he noted.