By Chukwudi Ndubeze
This was reached in a brainstorming session organized by NANS, in collaboration with the Anambra State Police at the University Auditorium, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka.
The police in Anambra state have agreed to collaborate with Nigerian
Students under the umbrella of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) to eliminate current insecurities bedevilling Anambra state and country at large.
The event, themed, “Importance of Safe Society and The Role of Nigerian Students, Youths in the Security of Our Campuses,” was aimed at sensitizing students on the need for proper security in their neighborhood
The convener and NANS Senate President, Comrade Chuks Innocent Okafor, said the event was a product of the insecurity currently witnessed in the county. He said security in the country has deteriorated terribly, hence need for youths to step up for solution.
He attributed crimes from youths to the exponential rise in the consumption of hard drugs by youths of the country and urged them to desist from such or risk being destroyed by the act.
Okafor who lamented current security situation in the country especially in the Southeast region, urged government to stop the spate of killings and raping of farmers by Fulani militia group. He also called on leaders to organize national summit where problems of the country will be discussed and addressed.
Contributing, the Anambra State Commissioner of Police, CP Chris Owolabi, described the event as timely by virtue of the security atmosphere in the country and urged youths especially students to desist from cultism.
The commissioner of police ably represented by the Assistant Commissioner of Police, Emmanuel Ogbuanya, stressed that cultism had been mother of most crimes committed by the youths. He said the high rate of illegal drug consumption has landed most youths in trouble and early grave and advised them to quite from the act.
Owolabi further pointed out that most cultists are groomed in the institutions of learning and advised parents to take issue of cultism serious. He said parents must learn to inculcate good moral values in their children as well as monitor their movements.
He reassured that the police in the state have upped their game in the fight to stem the tide of insecurity in the country, urging the student to be brave and release timely information to security forces in their state.
Speaking on the theme of the summit, Obiora Agbasimelo urged the youths to imbibe the spirit of unity, tolerance and accept one another irrespective of social and ethnic background.
While he urged the youths to obtain and play active role in the coming Anambra State governoship election, he advised them to shun and resist from being used as tools in the hands of politicians to execute heinous crimes.
In his goodwill message, Vice-Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Prof Charles Esimone, said that a lot of lives and future have been truncated owing to the current wave of insecurity in the country.
He said, “it is time we advise ourselves and turn from hearers of words to doers of good things. He urged them to heed advise from Police in their daily living.”
Esimone, represented by the Dean Student Affairs, Prof. Chinonso Achebe, also advised the students to be security conscious and enjoined them to take security of their lives and their environment serious.