Akwanga district head appeals for more security in area
February 22, 2013 18:59
Akwanga (Nasarawa State), (NAN) February 22, 2013 (NAN) The District Head of Akwanga Local Government Area of Nasarawa State, Chief Anthony Yamusa, has appealed to the state government to beef up security to avoid a breakdown of law and order in the area.
The district head made the appeal on Friday during the security meeting in Akwanga.
Yamusa urged Akwanga residents to be mindful of those they received as visitors, taking into cognisance the recent communal crises bedeviling some parts of the state.
He called on security agencies to ensure that people caught violating the laws were punished no matter their standing in the society to serve as deterrent to others.
Yamusa said it was necessary to beef up security in the area because of the influx of people.
“Different types of people are coming to Akwanga, so we would collaborate with other stakeholders and the security agencies to monitor situations so as to take precautions.
“Akwanga is a very peaceful place so we cannot allow people from other places to come and introduce a culture of violence that is strange to us,” he said.
He also called on the Federal Road Safety Commission in Akwanga to arrest and sanction any motorist plying the road in unmarked vehicles.
He also advised the public to report any suspicious activity and movement to security agencies for necessary action.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the meeting, presided over by the district head of Akwanga, was attended by community and religions leaders and representatives of security agencies. (NAN)