Police have expressed worry over the upsurge of murder cases in Anambra State.
The Police Commissioner, Mr Hassan Karma, revealed this when the members of the Anambra State House of Assembly Committee on Police Affairs and Security paid him a visit.
While he lamented the poor manpower which was a total of 4,317 personnel, he stressed that cultism and high incidence of murder cases were most worrisome.
However, he happily announced that kidnapping and armed robbery have been seriously curbed with only five kidnap cases recorded since December 2015.
Mr Karma also added that the kidnap victims were rescued within three days while the suspects were apprehended.
He commended the legislators for recognising the contribution of the Police Command in ensuring safety of lives and property in the state.
With the law passed by the State Assembly on the penalty for kidnapping, the Police Commissioner said that Anambra State was no longer in the news for the wrong reasons as the security narrative of the state had changed for the better.
In his response, the Chairman of the Committee, Victor Okoye, assured the Police of maximum support and cooperation for effective service delivery.
The committee’s visit was to familiarise with the Police and ensure synergy in the area of proper enactment of laws to enhance and strengthen security operations in Anambra State.