By Funmi Olakunle
The Igbo Youth Movement has lauded Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi over the new security architecture in the state which it on Friday claimed has turned the state into an impenetrable fortress for herdsmen to penetrate to kill.
Founder of the group, Evangelist Elliot Ugochukwu-Uko in a statement made available to GreenWhiteGreen appreciated the governor for quietly turning the mood of the people from apprehension to question quiet confidence.
Ugochukwu-Uko who said that he had in the past severely criticized the governor said that he was not ashamed to applaud the governor after seeing him do something very meaningful for the people. He thus charged neighbouring governors in the state to emulate the governor.
“The demonstration of seriousness to combat insecurity and checkmate rogue herdsmen head on, by the government of Enugu state, is commendable.
“The tight structure of the newly created forest guards and the radio equipment provided them is assuring. The immediate recruitment of thousands of able bodied young people, equipped with brand new vehicles and autobikes is comforting.
“We have dutifully criticised in the past, therefore it is only fair and just that we commend, when the government does the right thing.
“We are also happy to note that all over the state, the people’s mood has changed from fear and trepidation to gladness and hope.
“Hope that it would be difficult for unscrupulous herdsmen to overrun our peaceful hamlets and communities.
“The total coverage of all the wards and villages in the state by this novel outfit is reassuring to the people.
“We therefore plead with the other sister-states to copy immediately, in order to secure our region from blood thirsty killers, whom we believe will find it extremely difficult to terrorize our communities any more.
“The brilliant move by Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi to quietly seek out a response to the quite embarrassing incessant assaults and attacks on our people has earned him respects, as a doer and not a talker.
“His strategy and style of patiently articulating a solution to the problem rather than respond to the tantrums of uinformed commentators has placed him as a leader in a class of his own. “We say kudos to the governor, as we hope this move will finally put to an end disturbing incursions into our communities by unwelcome troublemakers.”