Chairman, Etinan Local Government Transition Committee, Obong Hon. Uko Umoh has expressed his administration’s resolve to synergize fully with all security agencies in a bid to curb crimes in the area.

Hon. Umoh, who stated this on Wednesday during an interaction with newsmen after a security meeting with heads of security agencies in the area, stressed that security of lives and properties is paramount to the smooth running of affairs in his council and the overall wellbeing of Etinan people.

“Security of lives and properties is very important to me, my administration will prioritise security and peaceful coexistence.
Without effective security, the job of running the Council will suffer. As the chief security officer of this Local Government Area, I will work very hard in tandem with the security agencies, to keep this area very calm and peaceful. The Council will offer support and encouragement where and when necessary,” he stated.

The Council Boss urged members of the public to assist the Council and security agencies with credible information that will enhance effective security in the area.

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He thanked the security agencies for the cooperation offered thus far to this administration.

Also speaking with newsmen, the Divisional Police Officer for Etinan LGA, CSP Ezuogo Samuel noted that “security is not a one man’s business; it’s a collaboration.”

“The Chairman has given us assurance that he will help us do our work well, and we believe that by the grace of God, we will not dissapoint him,” the DPO added.

Representatives of other agencies in attendance at the meeting were: DSI Emmanuel Inyang, Nigeria Immigration Service; SC Agatha Chinyere, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps; SO Nse Udoh, Special Intelligence Bureau; DC Maria Udoh, Fire Service; A. E. Akpan, Federal Roads Safety Corps; and Lucy Udofia, National Orientation Agency.