By Udo Akam-Alo, ABAKALIKI
The New Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi State, Philip Maku has declared that the state is not a zone for harbouring criminals, vowing to bring to book those who make criminality their career.
Addressing journalists recently in Abakaliki, the CP reiterated that his command will not leave any stone unturned in handling criminal matters, insisting that anyone caught must face the law.
Reacting to the recent renewed communal crisis between Ekoli Edda in Afikpo South LGA and Biasie LGA of Cross River, which led to the missing of five (5) persons from the Afikpo axis, Maku noted that the five missing persons are yet found, assuring that the command will not give up until they are found.
The CP spoke further, “We are on top of the matter and hopefully, those missing will be unraveled. We are also relying on those in the Cross River axis for any useful information but we have not seen any of their dead bodies so we believe they are still alive.”
He called on the National Boundary Commission to do the needful in the disputed area to avoid subsequent clashes.
“National Boundary Commission should come and do proper demarcation of the disputed area and other disputed areas throughout all the boundary areas across the state.” Maku said.
He however, directed members of the public to join hands in the fight against crime through community Policing and to also make bold to report to the command PPRO any police officer that intimidates them wrongly.
Maku maintained that police personnel were not trained to bully people but rather to protect lives and properties.