Landlords of Uke community in Idemili South Local Government Area of Anambra State have agreed that it is now compulsory for owners of houses and shops to know the identities and occupations of their tenants.
The landlords said the measure code-named ‘Operation Know Your Tenants’ was necessary to the fight against criminal activities in the community.
A statement by the Publicity Secretary of Uke Development Union (UDU), Mr. Ubaka Onwuanibe, said: “It is with every sense of responsibility that UDU Executive Council reassures of total commitment to ensuring safety and security of life and property in Uke land.
“It is also imperative to sound a serious note of warning to every household in Uke land to be very mindful of strangers being admitted and accepted as tenants in their shops, stores, houses and compounds.
“In no distant time, a format for such admittance and accommodation shall be made available to all village chairmen and strict adherence to the guidelines therein is expected.
“It is pertinent at this juncture to remind ourselves again of the need for all hands to be on deck in everything concerning security in Uke land. It is believed that some of the elements in the state are non-natives.
“We also want to seize the opportunity to thank our President General, Mr. Peter Chukwunweike and the monarch of the community, Igwe Charles Chuma Agbala, for the synergy that moved security agents to act promptly and rescue an indigene, Mr. Chukwudiebube Okeakpu Modu.
“The effective working relationship and support from the Police and DSS authorities at Ogidi made it possible to unravel the seemingly mysterious circumstance surrounding the incident.”