Enugu State government has resolved to carry out air surveillance in all forests that kidnapping and killing of people are taking place.
This is coming after an emergency security meeting in at Government House in Enugu on Friday in reaction to the gruesome murder of a Catholic Priest identified as Reverend Father Paul Offu, by yet to be identified assailants.
The state givernment condemned the killing of late Offu, who was killed while traveling along Ihe-Agbudu Road in Awgu Local Government Area, Enugu, on Thurday evening.
He was returning from a meeting of Catholic Priests at Emene in Enugu state.
Addressing journalists in Enugu after an emergency security meeting at Government House, Commissioner of Police in the State, Balarabe Sulieman, said Enugu State Government has resolved to carry out air surveillance in all forests that “this dastardly acts incidences are taking place”.
He said after the air surveillance, the security agencies will embark on rigorous joint operations from Monday 5th of August, 2019.
He stated that the security architecture around those areas will be reviewed with immediate effect.
Reading the communique, Sulieman also announced that the state government has also observed that there is proliferation of small and light weapons in the hands of people that are not suppose to possess arms.
He said the state has set up a committee comprising security agencies, Local Government Chairmen to mop up these illegal weapons that are in the hands of people illegally.
According to Sulieman, the committee have been given three days to submit the illegal guns after which, people found to be in possession of weapons illegally will be dealt with in accordance with the law.
He also disclosed that Enugu state has resolved to employ the services of forests guards as well strengthen neighborhood watch and assured that the state command and other security agencies have resolved to fish out the criminals with immediate effect.