Governor Siminalayi Fubara has charged the Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Nwoyi Polycarp Emeka, to rid the state of criminals and keep it safe for its citizens.
Fubara, who gave the charge to the CP, reiterated the commitment of his administration to sustain support for all security agencies in the state in a bid to ensure the security of lives and properties.
Speaking during the commissioner of police’s courtesy visit to Government House, Port Harcourt, on Friday, Gov Fubara identified the importance of the police in the fight against crime and criminality.
He noted that the efficiency of the police requires regular logistical support from the government and vital information from the public.
“Let your familiarity with Rivers State security terrain be an advantage to effectively combat crime and criminalities in the state, and I urge you to deploy your wealth of experience in fighting crime and insecurities in the state,” said the governor.
Fubara also frowned at the activities of some police officers operating in the guise of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad in the state when such a unit of the police was disbanded a long time ago.
He subsequently directed the CP to investigate the illegal operations and put an end to them.
“The importance of security is a collective responsibility of all stakeholders, and so we urge you to get to the bottom of complaints from citizens in consideration of security matters, as the people were always directly affected during security breaches,” he said.
He also directed the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Prof. Zacheous Adango, and other relevant government agencies to create a strong synergy with the police and other security agencies in handling security issues.
On his part, CP Emeka assured that accurate information and intelligence will be deployed in fighting crime and criminality in the state under his watch.