Amb. Emmanuel Asegem, Chairman, anti deforestation, North has beckoned on the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) to situate an outpost in the border community to enhance the security of lives and property.
Assegem, who had, in a letter dated 10th April, 2023, officially made the request, following up with a courtesy call on the State Commandant of NSCDC, Wednesday, said the call for the outpost was “predicated upon the fact that Ijiraga Community was bounded by Izzi, Ebonyi State at one end, and Igede of Benue State at the other, which is most times beset by avoidable communal skirmishes.”
“Posting your men here will enhance the maintenance of law and order as it will determine trouble makers from perpetrating acts of violence and other antisocial behaviors. The overall effect of this intervention will foster development and peaceful coexistence among the people,” the Ijiraga Community leader beckoned.
Asegem who is also the Chairman, Ijiraga Community, South Ukelle assured that should his request be granted, the Ijiraga Community, which he described as ‘very welcoming,’ “will cooperate with NSCDC officers to make their job at the area an easy one.”
The community leader also promised to build a befiting outpost with necessary facilities in place within one month, while restating Ijiraga Community’s determination to have the NSCDC security station in the area.
Responding, Cross River State Commandant of the NSCDC, Samuel Fadeyi said the Community’s request was well received, assuring that a team will be set up to do an assessment, after which approval will follow immediately.
Re-echoing the NSCDC’s mandate of security of lives and property, the Commandant reiterated his commitment to work with relevant agencies to contain the security challenges bedeviling the Ijiraga Community and its environs.