A human and environmental rights group has tasked the government at the federal and state levels to redouble efforts in curbing the surge of insecurity in the country.
The group, Foundation for Environmental Rights Advocacy and Development,(FENRAD ), expressed concern that hoodlums have now resorted to killing POS operators, security agents and burning down security formations in Aba, Abia state.
FENRAD in a press statement by its Executive Director, Nelson Nnanna-Nwafor on Tuesday, lamented that the trend in crime where police and other security agencies come under attack by unknown gunmen was becoming too much.
The group urged security agencies to improve on intelligence, surveillance and other tactical measures to ensure that culprits of the Omoba-Umuene Police Station attack in Isiala Ngwa South local government area of Abia State are brought to book and rightly prosecuted.
“Those whose duty it is to protect lives and properties of others should not lose theirs while in their duty line; should not fall victims to what they combat and should not be used for target practice by criminals with such callous impunity.
“Again, there have been reported cases of attack by angry locals against herders where the governor assumed financial responsibility for rustled cattle, FENRAD wants His Excellency, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to also look into the problems of host communities and do a thorough needs assessment too, especially where farmlands have been destroyed by animals or herders. The trail of tears that has followed the Herders/Farmers affair in Nigerian nation space in the last five to six years is entirely condemnable”.
FENRAD asked state authorities not to leave any stone unturned at curbing seeming statewide insecurity.