New Enugu CP visits paramilitary formations, solicits cooperation to sustain security



The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Lawal Abubakar, on familiarisation visits to paramilitary formations, solicited their cooperation in the sustenance of security and safety in the state.

Abubakar also sought for the consolidation of partnership and support of the paramilitary security agencies in containing and emerging acts of crime and criminality.

This contained in a statement issued on Monday by the Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Daniel Ndukwe, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Enugu.

The commissioner visited the State Commander of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Mr Anietie Idim, and the Controller of Corrections, Enugu State Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Mr Godwin Onokohwomomo.

Other paramilitary formations visited included the Area Comptroller, Nigerian Customs Service Enugu/Anambra/Ebonyi Area Command, Mrs Maria Baya, and the Sector Commander, FRSC Enugu State Command, Mr Joseph Udoabba.

The commissioner said: “It only through collaborative efforts that can achieve our common goal of providing public security and safety in the state.

must work together to tap and gain each individual agency’s strength through partnership, joint patrols and brainstorming meetings as well”.

Responding, the paramilitary agencies assured the new commissioner of their maximum support and collaboration.

In remarks, the NDLEA Commander, Idim, emphasised the need for strengthened synergy.

“When realise the provision of security and safety for the citizenry our collective and synergise to make happen, then can succeed together,” the commander said.

On part, the Controller of Corrections, Onokohwomomo, appreciated the Nigeria Police for the support they had been according Command.

are committed to ensuring a relationship with the Nigeria Police,” he said.

In her remark, the Area Comptroller of Customs, Baya, expressed readiness to collaborate with the police to achieve public security and safety in the state.

Those who accompanied the commissioner on the familiarisation visits included: Mr Ahmed Garba, Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operations, Mr Fidelis Ogarabe, Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of State CID, Mr Seyi Okenla, Area Commander of Police, Enugu Metro, CSP Princewill Ijeoma, Commander of Special Protection Unit, Enugu, and Abdulkareem Adewale, Commander, Counter Terrorism Unit, Enugu, among others. (NAN)