Commandant Igwebueze and CP Emeka
BY GABRIEL OKECHUKWU, FRCN PORT HARCOURT
Commissioner of Police Rivers State Command, Nwonyi Emeka has expressed readiness of the Police Command to strengthen collaborations with the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC Rivers State, to tackle crime and criminalities in the State.
Mr. Emeka who made the commitment during a courtesy visit to NSCDC attributed his lofty achievements within a short period of time to intelligence gathering.
According to the CP, intelligence sharing and inter-agency collaboration would guarantee success and ensure adequate security of lives and property in the state.
“There is need to be brothers keeper which takes us to the security slogan: es-spirit-de Corps; we must engage the communities and all stakeholders to partner with us and other security agencies in combating crime. I want to assure you that relatively the State is calm and so far so good we have been able to put it better than we met it; except for some pockets of kidnap and other vices but we have been able to move into their camp, dislodged them and effected some arrests; we are not going to stop. I therefore call you to this Vanguard to join us to advance peaceful coexistence in Rivers State”.
“As I welcome you to Rivers State I advice you to employ all strategies to pursue your Core mandate and also collaborate with the Police so that unanimously we can face out crime and Criminalities in Rivers State. This is because the Federal Government has so much trust in us just as the public reposes much confidence in all security agencies; we must shun Inter-Agency rivalries most especially amongst the rank and file in order to achieve the same goal of Protection of lives and property of the good people of Rivers State “
The CP who thanked Inspector General of Police for supporting Police in the State with logistics, also appreciated the State government for creating a security friendly environment.
On his part, NSCDC Rivers State Commandant, Basil Igwebueze lauded the CP for making out time to visit the Command and assured him of his readiness for synergy.
” In the area of synergy, I cannot overemphasize the fact that the relationship between the Police and Civil Defence in terms of contributions to attain the overall goal of maintaining security of lives and property is a formidable one and can hardly be overstressed. The Police has always attended to our needs and we will not relent to continue to share some vital Intelligence Information with them because they have the superior fire power in terms of kinetic ability to combat Crime….”.
“We will support mostly with vital Intelligence because we are much at the grass root thus, if we continue to reinforce this relationship and contributing towards security by way of acquisition of vital Intelligence Information needed and appropriated to the Police, they would be in a better position in alliance with Civil Defence and other Security Agencies to ensure we toll a part where peace and order would reign”.
Commandant Basil acknowledged the huge impact the administration of NSCDC Commandant General, Dr Ahmed Audi has made through Personnel capacity building and retraining programmes.