Abuja - Delta State Deputy Governor, Amos Utuama, has urged political parties to pull together in the fight against crime and ensure the security of citizens.
“When it comes to security, all of us must sink our political differences and rise in one voice against crime and criminality. As patriots, we have to always bury our differences whatever that may be, when serious national challenges like the ones in certain parts of the country arise, because we have no other country we can call our own,” he said.
His sentiments followed the commissioning of four Amoured Personnel Carriers (APCs) and five patrol vans refurbished by the State Police Command.
Police officers require the right tools and other forms of encouragement to fight crime, Utuama, who represented Governor Dr Emmanuel Uduaghan, said.
Utuama assured locals that the state was prepared to confront security challenges at all times as peace and security was one cardinal point in Uduaghan’s administration agenda.
He said the state had since his assumption of office in 2007 given out 110 vehicles, including two armoured personnel carriers to the State Police Command.
He urged the Nigerian Police to develop maintenance culture of not only their vehicles and offices but also demonstrate transparency in all their activities.
Utuama appealed to members of the public to always provide reliable information about criminals to security agents at all time, saying that the onerous task of crime fighting should not be left for the police alone.
“Criminals live with us. So, we should provide information about them to complement the efforts of the security agents,” he said.
The State Police Commissioner, Ikechukwu Aduba, welcomed the support by government and the public.
He warned criminals to relocate or face the wrath of the command.
“No stone will be left unturned to sustain the existing peace in the state,” Aduba warned.
– CAJ News
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