By JOHN Meziem
The Senator representing Imo West (Orlu zone) in the Senate, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has called on Nigerians to unite against insecurity in the country.
Okorocha made the call in a release he issued through his Special Adviser (Media), Sam Onwuemeodo in Owerri on Monday.
The former governor described the gruesome murder of Mrs. Funke Olakunri as worrisome and absurd.
The release further reads:
“The former governor of Imo State and Senator representing Imo West Senatorial District, Owelle Rochas Okorocha has sent his heartfelt Condolences to one of the foremost Yoruba leaders and Afenifere Leader, Chief Reuben Fasoranti over the gruesome murder of his beloved daughter, Mrs. Funke Olakunrin describing her death as worrisome and absurd.
“Owelle Okorocha also extended his condolences to the government and people of Ondo State over the unfortunate incident.
“Senator Okorocha called on all Nigerians irrespective of where they come from and inspite of their respective religion to unite against insecurity in the Country. “He said at a time like this, what every patriotic Nigerian should be looking out for is Unity of purpose against this disturbing issue of insecurity.
“The former governor of Imo State also stated that the time to introduce Community Policing as a policy is now to enable the grassroot people especially their traditional rulers to begin to see the issue of security in their respective Communities as their responsibilities.
“He said his government was able to deal with the disturbing issues of kidnapping, militancy and other heinous crimes in the State with the introduction of Community Government Council (CGC) which made the relevant blocks or authorities in the Communities including the traditional rulers to fish out criminals in their domains for the necessary action and for the peace of the State.
“Senator Okorocha reiterated on the need for durable peace in the Country and contended that all hands should be on deck, since a Criminal is a Criminal no matter where he comes from or his religion.”