The South-East South-South Professionals of Nigeria (SESSPN) has commended the Nigerian Police over the prompt arrest of the criminal gang that attacked a bullion van in Ebonyi State, killing four policemen, leading to public apprehension.
SESSPN, in a statement issued by its Publicity Secretary, Collins Steve Ugwu, said the precision with which the police responded to the incident was commendable, saying that such prompt action and intelligence should be seen as the norm.
The group maintained that the action of the police had restored public hope, as it showed courage by the operatives.
It also maintained that the success of the police had dealt a damaging blow to the growing incidence of crime in the society.
SESSPN stressed: “The security of lives and property in South-East, South-South and indeed Nigeria, stands immensely boosted by this assertive break that nailed these weird hawks of chilling outrage.
“Most importantly, the recovery of such a ‘warehouse size’ of weapons and ammunition must propel their investigations to decisively unearth where and how such a huge cache was possible, to arrest the frightening imagination that such is ever possible on retail at a price.
“They owe it to their men who lost their lives and those who should not be more victims to a reprehensible morale sapping callousness under their watch.”
SESSPN also commended the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) over the association’s recent election which produced a new executive being headed by Barrister Olumide Anthony Akpata.
“We sincerely charge them to see the higher merit of their winning in quickly bringing to bear on their august body, a robust public advocacy redesign that compels a swift recovery of their voice and stature in the affairs of this nation especially at these trying times.
“Their abiding professional faith is obligated to defend the rule of law with vigour, champion the integrity of the judiciary to dispense justice that builds, heals and binds, as they strive to restore cohesion in their ranks with dispatch.
“As they settle to script a much desired new dawn, their choice of focus, strategies and actions demand a clarity of alliance with the people through rhetoric that must inspire, and actions that resonate with their disappearing fundamental rights to good governance, justice and security.”