COMMUNIQUE ISSUED AT THE END OF THE EXPANDED STATE SECURITY COUNCIL MEETING BETWEEN IMO STATE GOVERNOR, RT. HON. EMEKA IHEDIOHA CON, HEADS OF SECURITY AGENCIES IN THE STATE, DEPUTY COMMISSIONERS OF POLICE, UNIT COMMANDERS, AREA COMMANDERS, DIVISIONAL POLICE OFFICERS AND THEIR EQUIVALENTS ACROSS THE SECURITY AGENCIES IN THE STATE, HELD ON 1ST OCTOBER 2019 AT THE SAM MBAKWE EXECUTIVE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, GOVERNMENT HOUSE, OWERRI.
IT WAS RESOLVED AS FOLLOWS:
1. That old methods of crime fighting
will be reviewed and replaced with
modern fighting techniques.
2. That drug abuse and cultism in the
State will be effectively combated.
3. That there is need for effective
multi-agency security training for
robust synergy in combating
crime in the State
4. That there is need for greater
involvement of the citizenry
in the development of
strategies for mitigating crime in
5. That members of the public
should be encouraged to assist
security agencies with timely
information in order to expose
criminals in the State.
6. That no member of the public
will be exposed to any danger
for volunteering information to
the security agencies.
7. That there should be a strong
legislation compelling hoteliers
to emplace measures to expose
criminals who lodge in their
8. That most criminals in the State
are political thugs who are still
in possession of arms provided
for them by their political god-
fathers and these weapons
must be mopped up.
9. That amorphous legislations
relating to traditional rulers and
town unions in the State will be
reviewed with a view to
impediments to peace and
security in the Local
10. That security commanders and
their operatives must be
domiciled in their areas of
operation to be able to
effectively combat crime.
11. That there should be greater
synergy among the security
agencies in the State.
12. That Operation Iron Gate
launched recently by the Imo
State Government is a welcome
initiative and its full
commencement will effectively
reduce crime and criminality in
13. That the various security
agencies pledged to rejig
their operational strategies
with a view to bringing an
immediate end to rising
criminality in the State
particularly Owerri Municipality.
14. That Imo State Government
will provide functional
vehicles to support the
operations of security agencies
in the State.
15. That Imo State Government will
ensure that security operatives
in the State are well
accommodated ; and
16. That Imo State Government will
take immediate steps to
reinvigorate the operations of
security agencies in the State by
providing all necessary equipment
and facilities within available
resources for the enhancement
of lasting peace in the State