Governor David Umahi has rejected the Inspector General of police zoning that placed the people of Ebonyi State under Zone 13 with its headquarters at Ukpo, Anambra state.
Umahi announced this during the inauguration of the State Community Policing Advisory Committee and Community policing committee in Abakaliki.
“I have a little disagreement with the AIG, zone 13 in Awka; we cannot belong to Awka. You must know your level to succeed in life.
“I moved our people from Calabar into Umuahia, I don’t know who smuggled us back to Awka; I have no idea, we cannot be in Awka.
“One, the road; two, insecurity, our people going there; three is so much money around that place, we don’t have. Let us be in Umuahia with our little money Umahi concluded.
In his remarks, the Inspector General of Police who was represented by Deputy Inspector General in charge of Information Communication Technology, DIG Celestine Okoye explained that the need for community policing has become imperative in that it will enhance security in the hinterland.
DIG Okoye also said that it will assist the police to get enough information adding that some of the minor issues which are civil in nature can be handled through community policing which will give the police enough opportunity to face their work.
He charged the community to ensure that they select good members of the society to do the job bearing in mind that if they select criminals, the community will be in trouble.
The highlight of the occasion was the inauguration of members of the state Community policing advisory committee and Community policing committee.