REPORTER: UGONNA AGU
The newly appointed Commissioner of Police in Imo State, Mr. Aboki Danjuma, has promised to put an end to the unlawful sit-at-home order that is crippling the socio-economic activities of the state.
The Police Commissioner stated this during his maiden conference with strategic police managers of the command at the Senior Police Officers Mess.
Mr. Danjuma said his administration would embrace an intelligence-based, people-friendly and proactive community-oriented policing.
He also promised to re-ignite confidence in the public to go about their lawful businesses without fear of being attacked by non-state actors who had dominated the security space of the state.
The new police boss said the command would work in synergy with other sister security agencies, stakeholders, and local vigilance groups to improve security in the state.
The Commissioner urged police officers to ensure that officers and men under their supervision uphold the highest standards of professionalism, respect the fundamental human rights and shun every form of corrupt practice while discharging their lawful duties.
‘It is pertinent to state that we are in an era when the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) is battling with a trust deficit. Therefore, as strategic Police Managers of this Command, we must take the bull by the horns, aligning with the vision and mission of the IGP to improve the quality of Police service delivery and strengthen Police- citizen relationships in the State,” the Police Commissioner stated.
Mr. Danjuma used the opportunity to thank residents of state for their peaceful disposition and appealed for their continuous support and cooperation, especially with prompt report of any suspicious person or clandestine activities in their vicinity.
“Let us work together and courageously stamp out violent crimes and criminally minded elements in the state, most especially the local terrorist group masquerading as the Proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed affiliate Eastern Security Network (ESN),” he appealed.
The Commissioner further thanked the state governor Sen. Hope Uzodinma for donating twenty-four brand new operational Hilux vehicles to the Command, to bolster its operational assets in the onslaught against all forms of crimes and criminality in the State.
EDITED BY CHUKWUBUIKE MADU