Tuesday, July 3, 2018 6:13 am
The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mr Mohammad Danmallam, has called for closer synergy between the police and various Nigerian Army formations to enhance security of lives and property in the state.
Danmallam made the call while receiving Lt.-Col. Shehu Muktar, new Commander of 103 Battalion of the Nigerian Army, Awkwunanaw, Enugu.
Muktar was on a familiarisation tour to the state’s Police Command Headquarters, Enugu on Monday, according to the News Agency of Nigeria, NAN.
Danmallam said that the command was having cordial and harmonious relationship with the Department of State Security (DSS), Nigerian Air Force and others and would want to deepen its collaboration with the Nigerian Army formations in the state.
“We have periodic meetings with all the security agencies and formations in the state to review security situations and developments.
“This synergy we have built within official and unofficial cycles which has helped the police and other security agencies to be on top of their game in the state.
“Today, Enugu State is the safest state as far as security records is concerned and where you have 24 hours security uninterrupted,’’ he said.
The police boss said that the command was working at programmes to bring soldiers and policemen closer to understand each other and lessen operational friction to the minimum in the state.
Earlier, Muktar said that he was mandated by the General Officer Commanding (GOC), 82 Division, Enugu, Maj.-Gen. Adamu Ababukar, to discuss ways to assist the police strength internal policing demands.
“The police and the Nigerian Army have a common purpose to make Nigeria and Nigerians secure with improved security of lives and prosperity of our people.
“The Battalion will assist the police anytime we are called upon as well as ensure that hoodlums are checkmated,’’ he said.
According to him, the Nigerian Army especially 103 Battalion will continue to provide assistance to the civil authorities.
The highlight of the visit was the presentation of the command’s plaque to the new Commander of 103 Battalion of the Nigerian Army, Awkwunanaw.