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NYCN, Apara Kingdom Synergize On Security

Against the backdrop of the directive by Governor Wike that community leaders would be held responsible for security breaches in their area, National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) Obio/Akpor chapter and the Apara kingdom have organized a town hall security meeting that attracted top security operatives, traditional rulers, community and youth leaders and representatives of non-indigenes.

In his address, the paramount ruler of Apara kingdom, Eze Chike Wodo said cultism, kidnapping, raping, robbery and drug addiction were unacceptable vices that should be nipped in the bud.

He said although, security agencies were saddled with the responsibility of maintaining internal and external security, all hands must be on deck to eradicate the evil practices, that he, stressed, are targeted at companies, shop owners, politicians and law abiding citizens.

His majesty cautioned political opponents that allegedly fuel insecurity, individuals, families and communities in land disputes, while advising youths who were lured into cultism to retrace their steps.

The Apara monarch lauded Governor Wike for what he has done to encourage security agencies to fight crime in the state and commended security agencies for working hard to improve security in Apara kingdom, saying if not for their efforts; serious mayhem would has been reported in the kingdom.

Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mr. Patrick Dahor who presented a paper on, “Youth Restiveness and Possible Actionable Solutions”, said the old value system of hard work and honesty should be inculcated in today’s youth, stressing that they should be made to understand that hard work pays better than the current crave to get rich quick without working for it.

He said parents and community leaders should advise their children that there are unpleasant consequences for ill-gotten wealth.

In her remarks, the Public Relations Officer of National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) Obio/AKpor chapter, Hon. Patience Gontor, who spoke on behalf of the body, said the youth council saw the need to partner with Apara kingdom to seek solution to crime and youth restiveness.

She said it is believed that youths perpetrate majority of crimes in the society, hence the need to synergize with security agencies and traditional rulers to improve security.

She thanked Eze Wodo, security agencies, NDLEA and other dignitaries for honouring the security meeting.

Other resources persons, who presented papers at the event, include; Director of DSS, Obio/Akpo Mr. Henry, representative of Obio/Akpor Chairman, Hon. Solomon Eke, a security expert, Chinedu Owhonda and President General, Apara kingdom Youth, Omunakwe Godwin.

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