Worried by the spike in crimes and criminality in Akwa Ibom State, the Civil Liberties Organisation, CLO has called on the governor, Udom Emmanuel to provide the police command with patrol vehicles and other logistic supports.
The group noted that availability of functional vehicles would enable the police officers to arrive crime scenes in time thereby reducing the spate of criminality to minimum in the state.
The CLO said this in a press release signed by the Chairman and the Secretary, Franklyn Isong and Christopher Ekpo respectively and made available to journalists in Uyo on Tuesday, July, 27, 2021.
The CLO added that the patrol vehicles would boost the efficiency of the Police to combat the recent upsurge of armed robbery, cultism and other criminal activities in the state.
The organisation noted that the call has become imperative as residents of the state no longer sleep with their two eyes closed due to fear of attack.
According to the statement, “The Civil Liberties Organisation (CLO), Akwa Ibom State Branch has called on the State Governor, Mr. Udom Emmanuel, to provide patrol vehicles and other logistical supports to the Nigeria Police Force, Akwa Ibom State Command in order to boost the efficiency of the Police to combat the recent upsurge of armed robbery, cultism and other criminal activities in the State.
“CLO noted that residents of Akwa Ibom State no longer sleep with their eyes closed because of the high rate of crime in the State.”
The press release went further to state that CLO is alarmed at the sudden disappearance of Police patrol vehicles in the state, which from its finding pointed to the dearth of Police patrol vehicles.
The CLO, however, commended the state Governor, Udom Emmanuel, for prior interventions to enhance the efficiency of the Police in the state in the face of dwindling funding by the Federal Government.