Security: Police, C’River Govt deliberate on synergy


The Cross River State government and Nigeria Police Force Zone 6 have deliberated on security synergy in the state.

Assistant Inspector General of Police for the zone, Jonathan Towuru, confirmed this when he received Secretary to the State Government, Prof Anthony Owan-Eno, in his office in Calabar

In a statement signed by the zonal PRO, Nelson Okpabi, the AIG said they have deliberated extensively on ways to improve the security of the state.

Towuru used the opportunity of the visit to direct the two commissioners of police under Zone 6 to beef up security in their states.

He equally assured the states of his resolve to ensure adequate security of lives and property in the entire zone.

He said the synergy between his zone and the state is evidenced by the arraignment of the principal suspects involved in the kidnapping of Professor Ephraim Ekanem of the University of Calabar Teaching Hospital by the Cross River State Police Command.

AIG Towuruu then called on people to be security conscious, cooperate with the police, and promptly report incidents for better security service delivery to all.

He warned criminal elements to relocate from the zone or have themselves to blame.

Speaking earlier, Prof Owan-Eno said: “As a government, we wish to inform you about our readiness to partner with your zone and indeed the security agencies so as to ensure the security and welfare of the citizens, which is the primary responsibility of government.

He commended Towuruu for the improvement in efforts to contain security challenges in the state.

The SSG was accompanied on the visit by the Director General of Hydrocarbons and Solid Minerals, Prince Ntui Ogar.

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