Six Anambra Traditional Rulers Receive Certificate Of Rulership

Traditional RulersSix communities in Anambra State are overwhelmed with joy as the state government has officially handed over to their traditional rulers their Certificates of Rulership.

Some of the communities are those whose leadership crumbled due to crisis, as well as those who are without rulers due to the demise of their traditional rulers.

Handing over the certificates to them at the Governor’s Lodge, Amawbia, Governor Willie Obiano, charged them to rule with honesty and compassion having scaled through the conditions enshrined in the law guiding the institution as provided by the Anambra State House of Assembly.

Governor Obiano also emphasized the need to maintain good relationship with community members, government, churches, and any other recognized institutions in their domain but most importantly treat non-indigenes living amongst them with affection.

He tasked them to represent the state well wherever they will find themselves.

The Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Matters, Mr Greg Obi, reminded them of the rigorous hurdles they passed through to get to their present status and so urged them to rule well as the government would not hesitate to withdraw the certificate from any of them who foments trouble.

Some of the subjects spoke of their expectations from their traditional rulers, while some of the traditional rulers also shared some of their plans for their communities.

The six communities are Amesi in Aguata Local Government Area, Amaetiti in Orumba North, Umumbo in Ayamelum, Adazi Nnukwu in Anaocha, Eziagulu Otu and Nsugbe both in Anambra East local government areas of the state.

The traditional rulers were accompanied by their families and community members who rolled out their drums in support of and solidarity to their monarchs.

Police Demolishes Two Kidnap Dens In Anambra

police 2The Anambra State  Government has demolished two buildings in Ayamelum Local Government Area of the state belonging to kidnap suspects.

A three bedroom bungalow, belonging to  a kidnap suspect, Ejike Chetauya, who hails from Nteje Village has been reduced to rubbles at Ifite-Ogwari, while a six bedroom bungalow at Omor,  built by Benjamin Nwabunwanne, alias Abuja, over four years ago for the alleged purpose of incarcerating kidnap victims was also demolished.

Anambra State Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Uche Ezeh, said the police will continue to collaborate with the state government in the fight against criminal elements until the desired result is achieved.

Mr. Ezeh explained that one of the suspects, Benjamin Nwabunwanne, had engaged in several kidnap activities and used the building to incarcerate his victims while negotiating for ransom.  Members of the community bared their minds too that the suspect’s means of livelihood was not known despite having built the house for over four years.

The Special Adviser to the governor on Security, Mr. Chikodi Anara, said the Willie Obiano administration would continue to be committed to crime fighting and ensure that no one benefits from crime.

Mr. Anara stated that not only that the buildings were demolished, the state government has equally revoked the certificate of occupancy of the land and advised youths to engage in legitimate means of livelihood as government and the security agencies in the state would not relent in the war against criminals.

Suspected Fulani Herdsmen Kill 2 Farmers In Anambra

Suspected Fulani herdsmen have attacked and killed two farmers in Omasi, an agricultural community in Ayamelum Local Government Area of Anambra state.

During the visit of the state governor, Willie Obiano, to Anambra State Teaching Hospital, Amaku, where the injured was receiving treatment, it was gathered that the hostility began when the herdsmen invaded the farms of the villagers with their cattle and destroyed their crops.fulani-herdsmen-300x1971

The farmers warned them to desist but unknown to them, the herdsmen were bitter over the warning and ambushed three farmers killing two and leaving one injured.

The governor condemned the attack on his people for no justifiable reason and ordered that the perpetrators though on the run to be apprehended and punished accordingly.

He also assured the people of his commitment to securing every area of the state from miscreants and criminal elements.