The Anambra State Government has trained members of the ‘Operation Clean and Healthy Anambra Brigade’, also known as Obiano police, in the martial arts, especially taekwondo, to tackle revenue defaulters and related offenders in the state.
Obiano who stated this on Friday during the graduation of eight officers of the OCHA brigade, said he would not relent until criminal elements in the state were shown the way out, Punch Metro reports.
He said the establishment of the OCHA Brigade and other related bodies was targeted at assisting the government to fight miscreants and stop them from tarnishing the image of the state.
The governor who was represented by his Chief of Staff, Primus Odili, commended the vibrancy for which the OCHA brigade was known for and urged them to sustain the standard.
He pledged government’s continuing support of the organisation, urging the officers to reciprocate the gesture by living up to expectations.
“The governor can’t create this organisation and allow it to fail. It is his interest to see you succeed because your success is his. But he also needs to see you put in your best.”
Speaking, the Managing Director and Superintendent General of the agency, Mr. Pat Obiefuna, described the training as timely, saying it was targeted at disarming miscreants that constitute nuisance to the state.
He said, “Your acquisition of these special skills is coming at a period we are consolidating the gains of several intensive operations which this brigade has participated.
“The training has equipped you to face the criminals out there, including illegal toll collectors and street traders, indiscriminate refuse disposers, among others.”
He commended the trainees for their interest in the skills, assuring them that the training, which he described as the first of its kind, would be a continuous exercise.