Okorocha Approves N325 Million Xmas Bonanza For Security Agencies

| December 22, 2012 | 0 Comments

IMO State Governor Rochas Okorocha has approved the release of N325 million to all the officers of security agencies in Imo State for their Christmas and New Year celebrations.

The governor disclosed that 37 suspected kidnappers have been arrested by the police and security operatives in the state in 57 kidnapping cases, but regretted that two persons, including the Principal Secretary to the Deputy Governor in the state, Emenike Ihekwuaba, abducted since September, were yet to regain their freedom.

Okorocha, who spoke yesterday in Owerri during Expanded Security Council meeting held at the Ahiajoku Convention Centre, said that he was delighted by efforts made by security operatives to check crime in the state.

The governor, who had earlier in the week approved the release of N625 million for Christmas bonanzas of N10, 000 to each civil servant in the state, said he expected security agencies to do more to tackle surging seemingly unabated kidnapping in the state.

Heads of security agencies, military and para-military personnel attended the occasion.

Okorocha said: “This government has approved N325 million as special package for security agencies in Imo. This is N10,000 to each officer, no matter his rank. This is to say thank you to the job well done and to support security agencies to fight crime in Imo State.”

Okorocha said the state government has demolished 11 houses belonging to suspected kidnappers in the state, adding that 27 names of suspected kidnappers would be displayed publicly soon.

He added that about 40 houses were suspected kidnappers hide have been slated for demolition by the state.

He disclosed that about 11 tricycle operators (Keke riders), including a lady, were also arrested for aiding suspected kidnappers.

“Thirty-Seven kidnappers have been arrested. They are in proper custody. A girl, who cooks for them, was also arrested,” Okorocha said.

 

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