Assistant Inspector General of Police In Charge of Zone 13, Ukpo, Anambra state, Mr Danmallam Mohammed has described the South Eastern region as the most peaceful part in the country.
The DIG challenged people from other parts of the country to emulate the people of the area to ensure sustained growth and development across the country.
Mohammed who spoke on Monday in Ukpo, Dunukofia Local Government Area, Anambra state during a courtesy visit by the executives of the Radio, Theatre and Arts Workers Union (RATTAWU) led by the National President, Comrade Kabiru Garba urged for peaceful coexistence among the people of the South East.
“South East as at date is the most peaceful part of Nigerian. People of the zone go about their normal businesses without intimidation.
“You can see love, patrotism in the zone, the reason economic activities are thriving. Wherever there’s peace, you see development economically, justice, progress.
“We are appealling to other parts of Nigeria to copy from South East, to learn how to live in peace and show love, patrotism so our great country will continue to progress to become of one of the strongest nation in the world.” he said.
He also applauded the disbandment of the Special Anti Robbery Squad (SARS) by the Inspector of Police, Adamu Mohammed, reassuring the Force’s commitment to the protection of human rights.
“The IG has spoken and we are in support of his decision and other ongoing reforms he is carrying out.
“We believe in protection of human rights, we say no to illegal arrests and detention, torture, extra judicial killing, criminal extortion of members of the public.
“We believe in Nigerian constitution, we believe in due process, justice and fairness, and we will do everything within the law to ensure the people of the state and country continue to carry on their activities freely” he said.
He appreciated RATTAWU for recognising him with the award of excellence given to him, and congratulated the national president and promised collaborate with the body to ensure maximum protection.
“We appreciate your partnership, and we are ready to cooperate with you to ensure the good people under the zone and other residents in the country will always be happy,” he added.
Earlier, National Vice President of RATTAWU, South East, Prince Emeka Kalu, urged media experts to eschew fake news, falsehood and sensational broadcasting.
“Always make sure you verify what you say, ensure it won’t cause disunity, focus on what will bring peace and unity, just as you support that which will encourage those in leadership position,” he noted.