South East govs asked to cooperate on security By Chinasa Ogbonna

The Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) for Zone 9, Mr Tambari Yabo Muhammad recently made a courtesy call on the Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, where he advocated for the establishment of a Special Security Trust Fund by the governors of south-east states.

The AIG said that such a scheme would enable the security agencies to effectively combat kidnapping and armed robbery, saying they were of serious concern to the citizens of the zone.

Muhammad added such a fund would enable “the police and other security agencies perform better”.

In his speech, Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, declared the state as peaceful as kidnapping has become a thing of the past while armed robbery has become minimal adding that the state is now a safe haven for investors and tourists.

Commending the co-operation among the security agencies in the state for the feat, he recalled that AIG, Muhammad was the commissioner of police in Imo State who supervised the election that brought him to power as he welcomed him back to the state and commended him for his promotion.

On governance, Governor Okorocha posited that political power could only be justified if used for the well-being of the ordinary people adding that political power is not meant to be used to intimidate the masses.



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