STEVE UNEGBU, Umuahia
The Abia state Governor, Dr Okezie Ikpeazu has expressed worry over the resurgence of crime in the state especially Aba in the past few weeks and has vowed to do everything possible to contain the situation.
The Governor who was receiving the new commander of the 14 brigade of the Nigerian Army, Ohafia, Brigadier General Lawrence Fejokwu at the Government House, Umuahia said the state needs to step up its game in terms of security.
He described the visit of Brigadier Fejokwu as timely as it would help imbue confidence in the people and promised that his administration would cooperate and assist him to make his job easier.
The Governor pointed out that kidnapping and violent crime were the major challenge confronting Abia state .
He used the forum to salute the gallantry of Nigerian soldiers especially those deployed in the North East of the country for the sacrifices they are making in protecting the territorial integrity of Nigeria.
Dr Ikpeazu pledged his loyalty to the commander in chief of the Nigerian Armed Forces, President Muhammadu Buhari.
Earlier in his speech, the Brigadier General Fejokwu who said he resumed duties in the state 3 weeks ago promised to do his best to rid the state of crime and thanked the Governor for the warm reception accorded him.