Lawrence Nwimo, Awka
The Commissioner of Police in Anambra State, Aderemi Adeoye, has a initiated move to unite security agencies in collaboration in order to stem the tide of insecurity in the state.
CP Adeoye made his stand known when he paid courtesy visits to various sister security agencies and churches in the state on Friday.
Some of the Heads of security Agencies he visited included; Department of State Services (DSS), Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), and National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
The Police Public Relation Officer (PPRO), Anambra State Police Command, DSP Tochukwu Ikenga, said Adeoye is seeking a greater cooperation among other security agencies to ensure adequate security in the state.
“During the visit, the CP solicited for the sustenance of existing cooperation among the services in the fight against crimes and criminalities as well as enhancing safety and security of Ndi Anambra as the Police cannot do it alone,” he said.
According to him, the Police would continue to open its doors to the relevant agencies for meaningful engagements.
He expressed delight with the responses of the head of sister agencies as they promised during the visit to cooperate with the police to halt the tide of insecurity in the state especially in the area of intelligence sharing and joint operations.
Ikenga further said that the Commissioner of Police equally visited Catholic Bishop of Awka Diocese, Most Rev. Paulinus Ezeokafor, where he enjoined the Church to advocate peace by encouraging individuals to shun violence and be law abiding.
Bishop Ezeokafor commended the Commissioner of Police for his visit, praying for the country and security operatives.