Efio-Ita Nyok|21 May 2017
MR Emmanuel Inyang, the Deputy Inspector General of Police coordinating police operations in the south-south states has commended the Neo Black Movement, a Pan African organization for constructing and handing over a building for the Cross River Police Command.
Mr Inyang who made the commendation on Saturday evening in Calabar during the 13th annual lecture and 40th anniversary celebration of the movement stated that the Neo Black Movement through its philanthropic activities has shown that it was an organisation with good intentions for the development of society.
Mr Inyang who spoke through the Cross River Police Commissioner, Mr Hafiz Inuwa stated that the building was constructed with surprising speed adding that the police is underfunded and has inadequate personnel to man every nook and cranny of the country and therefore should be assisted by the people through provision of working tools and supply of information to enhance their operations.
“The police as we know it today is underfunded and the number of policemen cannot go round everybody as required by the United Nations so what the police needs is for the members of the public to partner with us by assisting us though the provision of working tools like vehicles, buildings, walkie talkie and also giving us information about criminals around them”. Inyang stated
He said members of the public have the right to arrest anyone seen committing a crime and subsequently hand over such a person to the police for integration before being charged to court.
“Criminals live among us and some us of know them but sometimes people who know them keep quiet and such conspiracy of silence breeds crime which should not be the case because no one is immune to being attacked by hoodlums”
Mr Cosmas Ndukwe, the Deputy Speaker of the Abia State House of Assembly in a lecture on curbing youth restiveness stated that going by the United Nations definition of a youth which is those between the ages of 15 and 24, most restive activities are carried out by those who are adults but the blame is heaped on the youths
“People who are youths are those between the ages of 14 and 25 and this class of people are mostly primary and secondary school students and you see a man who is forty or fifty engaging in restiveness instead of rightly terming it adult restiveness we still term it but they are said to be youths restiveness”
He said what will stem restiveness in Nigeria is good governance and justice because people would continue to agitate and demand for their rights where they feel ill treated or subjected to acts of injustice at any given time.
“The Neo Black Movement is at the vanguard for the fight against injustice by anyone and we will continue to do that until the society is free of acts of oppresion and injustice”. Ndukwe concluded
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