Vanguard (Lagos)

Nigeria: Imo Govt Laments High Rate of Crime in Border Town

Owerri — Imo State government has expressed shock over the high rate of crime at Amala, a border town between Rivers State and Ngor Okpala local government area of the state.

The Deputy Governor, Sir Jude Agbaso, who made the lamentation when he paid an unscheduled visit to the community, also made it clear that government was not happy with the incessant criminal activities in the area.

"I am visiting this community, following reports government has been receiving concerning the high rate of criminal activities in this area," Agbaso explained.

Expressing dismay over what he called sabotage of government's efforts to secure the area effectively, Agbaso said some disgruntled elements were responsible for the present state of affairs.

"Government would liaise with appropriate authorities to establish a police station in the area. Government would do everything possible to check the continued activities of criminals in the area," he promised.

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