ENDSARS: Nnewi beefs up security with local vigilante groups

Posted by News Express | 25 October 2020 | 425 times

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•Nnewi monarch, HRH Igwe Kenneth Orizu III

The traditional ruler of Nnewi, Anambra State, HRH Igwe Kenneth Orizu III, has warned those who burnt and looted police formations in the industrial community to return the loots or face the dire consequences.

Igwe Orizu, who spoke through the Crown Prince, Obi, said all the police stations in Nnewi except the Area Command were built by Nnewi people and not government.

According to him, he was not against the protest as it was nation-wide to address a nagging issue that bordered on police brutality but could not understand why the property of the community would be destroyed in the name protest.

He declared that it would be funny for one to build something and destroy it only to build it again.

He said the situation had made so many parts of the country porous security wise as he pleaded with the protesters to step down the protest and take Lagos State example which he said had reportedly ceased fire to watch how government would address the issues raised.

The Monarch noted that the original aim of the protest was defeated when the protesters could not checkmate the infiltration of people who had a different agenda in their midst.

“They came as candle night prayers to mourn those who lost their lives in the course of the protest and we didn’t see any problem with that. But that metamorphosed into burning police stations.

We don’t know the link between the candle night and later change of mind to burn the police stations.

“Everybody now is a security man in Nnewi including myself. Not as par carrying gun but we are ready even with bare hands to challenge anybody who would come to destroy something in the town. After the destruction it is still we that will suffer the consequences. (Independent)

Source: News Express

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