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|Enugu Lawmakers Decry Poor Security At Assembly Complex by truth4life: 5:05am On Mar 09, 2012|
Enugu lawmakers decry poor security at assembly complex
News Wednesday, March 7, 2012
BY TONY EDIKE
ENUGU – MEMBERS of Enugu State House of Assembly yesterday expressed concern over the poor state of security at the Assembly complex.
The member representing Igbo-Etiti West Constituency, Okechukwu Nwoke, who raised the issue, regretted that the premises of the House had become vulnerable to crime.
He cited the vandalization of a car belonging to a staff of the assembly parked in the premises on Monday.
The lawmaker disclosed that a huge sum of money was carted away from the said vehicle by the unknown vandals.
His words: "I want to express my concern over the vulnerability of this assembly complex. It worries me that somebody parked a car here and unknown persons vandalized the vehicle and made away with some money.
"It is a very bad development that this place has become this vulnerable. There is need to look at the security arrangement we have in place here.
"You can imagine that the particular place where this incident happened was also where most honourable members park their own vehicles. Something should be done about this situation".
Another member of the Assembly who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the recent incident at the assembly complex had instilled fears in them.
He observed that at a time when the country was facing serious security challenges, the assembly complex had remained porous to such attacks.
"We have all kinds of security men stationed within and outside this complex. The police, the civil defence and the bomb disposal unit are all there stationed both at the gate and inside the complex. Yet this kind of thing happened".
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