By Nnaji Emmanuel in Abakaliki
The Ebonyi state new Commissioner for Police CP Philip Maku weekend asked criminals and those that indulge in different kinds of crimes to thick twice and repent or leave the state saying that he will make the state uncomfortable for them.
CP Maku further seek cooperation from the people through community policing noting that the communities have vital role to play in combating crime.
In a chat with journalists in Abakaliki CP Maku noted that his command have put in place all the necessary strategies needed to flush out criminals from their hideouts noting that his men are battle ready for the task.
While calling on criminals and those that indulges in different crimes to repent so that they will be intigrated back into the society, He maintained that there is no room for criminals in the state adding that anyone cut perpetuating crime must face the law.
He pledged the support of the people and assured them safety of there lives and properties noting that his gallant men are more equipped now with the reality of the time and will make the state hot for criminals and evil ones.
Maku further directed members of the public to report to the command PPRO any police officer that intimidate or assault them wrongly for proper disciplinary action stressing that members of the police force were not trained to bully anyone but to protect and lives and properties.
On community policing Community policing programme CP Maku said that his command will give full backing on the programme noting scheme will enable communities to be full in charge of polici their community and assist the command in combating crime.
According to him every member of the community have a role to play in the formation by giving out vital information that will expose criminals and evil ones in their areas so that immediate action will be taken.
On the recent inter communial crisis between Ekoli Edda Afikpo South and Biasie LGA over Erel palm Maku noted that the five missing persons have not been found adding that the command is not relenting to unravel their disappearance.
“We are on top of the matter and hopeful their missing will be unravel. We are also relia on those in the Cross River axis for any useful information but we have not see any of their dead bodies so we believe they are still alive” he noted.
“National boundary Commission should come and do proper demarcation of the disputed area and other disputed areas throughout all the boundary areas across the state” he concluded.