Thursday, March 23

Enugwu-Ukwu Community Introduces Community – Wide CCTV Surveilance

By Emeka Udeogu (Ụmụnna TV)

Enugwu-Ụkwụ community in Njikọka local government area of Anambra State, has Introduced closed circuit television (CCTV) surveilance, as additional security measure in the town.

A member of Enugwu-Ụkwụ Security Council, who spoke to Ụmụnna TV on condition of anonymity, said the CCTV surveilance system was Introduced over the 2022 Christmas season.

“We thank His Royal Majesty, Igwe Sir Ralph Obumnaemeh Ekpeh, Eze Enugwu-Ụkwụ na Igwe Ụmụnri, for the initiative and support given to the Committee. The CCTV surveilance system is among the most sophisticated you can find. It offers the command team 24-hours surveilance accross all the entry and exit points into Enugwu-Ụkwụ. It is like a Big Brother operation, which also monitors activities in major locations and potential flashpoints in the town”.

“We are using this opportunity to caution Enugwu-Ụkwụ indigenes, visitors in our town, and mischief makers to avoid causing any mischief in Enugwu-Ukwu, because deviant activities will be seen surely, and captured on our CCTV system. Such persons will eventually be caught and handed over to law enforcement agencies for prosecution”.

Continuing, he said, “We are also going into the second phase of the project which will cover round-the-clock surveilance of all the 18 villages in Enugwu-Ụkwụ. Surveilance of public places such as football fields and public schools. Surveilance of these public places are critical because we have observed from other communities, that they have become the prefered locations for cult clashes and assassinations, as witnessed in the January 1st cult killings in Ezinifite Village, Okpuno- Awka, and January 2nd assassination of the PG of Obosi town”.

This Phase will also include coverage of polling units to improve election transparency”.

Rising insecurity in Anambra state has seen communities launch various initiatives to help protect lives and properties in their respective communities. The state government under Governor Charles Soludo has strengthened the community vigilante services, but Ndi Anambra are finally coming to the realisation that government alone can not sufficiently fight insecurity in the state.

This reporter was informed that the Enugwu-Ụkwụ CCTV surveilance system was funded by a few patriots of the town, who were approached by the Committee set up by the town’s traditional and administrative authorities. The Committee is still prospecting additional funding support from indigenes of Enugwu-Ụkwụ to help sustain this.

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