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query_builder December 14, 2017 13:06:37

By John Ndu

Awka, Dec. 14, 2017 -- Anambra State Government has honoured the best performing officers from various security agencies serving in the state.

The agencies include the Police, Nigeria Army, Navy, Civil Defence, DSS, FRSC, Vigilance group.

The awards were presented during the inauguration of ``Operation Udoka’’ at Benin Park, Onitsha.

Gov. Willie Obiano also honoured and awarded N1 million each to families of three police officers and one DSS who lost their lives in the Nov. 18 Governorship Election in Anambra.

Some of the officers who received the award include, the Best Operational Officer (Police), Mr Odumu Williams, Best Traffic Safety Officer (FRSC), Ejiem Ufiem, Best DPO (police), Mark Ijarafu.

Other awardees are Best Marine Officer (Navy), Best Combat Officer (Army).

Presenting the awards, Gov. Obiano said it was in appreciation of their doggedness in securing the lives of the people.

He added that no kidnap case had been recorded in the last three years.

The governor announced the commencement of massive operation at Upper Iweka to decongest the area and raid those snatching motorbikes.

``We have recruited and trained 125 combined personnel of security agencies to be stationed at various public places to apprehend or foil any clandestine criminal operation.’’

Obiano adds: ``we have also commenced the construction of 112 capacity motel that will accommodate articulated vehicle drivers at New Tarzan, Nkpor’’.

``The essence of the project is to ensure adequate rest for drivers before embarking on their long journeys.

``This will reduce incessant accidents; as it will energise and prevent them from sleeping on their steering.’’