Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Anambra State Command has urged youths to collaborate with law enforcement agencies to help curb the rising increase of crime in the state.
The state commandant, David Bille said this at the maiden Nkpor students and youth symposium in Idemili North Local Government Area.
Mr. David who was represented by the Head of Intelligence and Investigation Department, Mr. Eme Ugwuogo Ude while delivering a lecture on Security,” said it behooved on youths who were integral organs of the society to partner with NSCDC and other vital agencies to fight crime and criminality.
“If youths could join hands with security agencies, crime such as armed robbery, kidnaping, vandalism, cultism, human trafficking and militancy will be reduced to its barest minimum”.
Addressing participants on ” Cultism and Criminality, Trends and Dynamics and the Ugly Consequences ” the Deputy Superintendent of Police Special Anti – Cultism Squad, Enugwu – Ukwu, Azeez Nuhu said cultism was taking toll on all facets of life thus, affecting social, economic and political activities of society.
He however called on the judiciary to ensure that those who engage in practicing, promoting and financing cultism were brought to justice.
Earlier in his remark, Clerk, Anambra State House of Assembly, Pius Udoh noted that the symposium was organized by Nkpor Caretaker Committee to help solve prevailing vices amongst youth.
According to him, crime and criminality was bound to strive where there was population explosion in most populous community.
In his vote of thanks, the coordinator of Maiden Nkpor Students and Youth Symposium, Mr. Chukwuanu Okagbue maintained that the symposium was targeted at bringing youths together to educate and enlighten them on progressive ways to curb crime.