Police Hail Vigilantes’ Support In Fighting Crime …Institute Scholarship For Officers Children
The Nigerian police command in Rivers State have commended the contributions of the local security outfits in the state in the fight against criminality.
The Rivers State Commissioner of Police, CP Mustapha DanDura made the commendation during a security summit tagged; 3rd session of the police community Forum 2019 organized by the Police Community relation Committee (PCRC), of the Old GRA Division in Port Harcourt.
Speaking through the commissioner said according to ACP Bassey Ewah, who represented no society no matter how sophisticated and developed, can totally claim free to be of criminality.
The Police Commissioner stated that since the police cannot curb the incidents of crime alone, local security outfits have to complement the police to tackle crime in the state.
He advised the Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) in the state to properly screen vigilante groups in their area to ensure that criminals do not infiltrate the groups.
DanDuara called on the general public to assist the police with useful information, as according to him, security is every ones responsibility.
He deplored attempt to politicize crime in the state and urged the public to be ready to speak out, stressing that the police remains the best option for crime prevention and control.
CP DanDuara expressed appreciation to the Police Community Relation Committee (PCRC) for making positive impact to the effectiveness of the force.
Chairman of PCRC in the state, Chief Casca Ogosu (JP) enjoined the public to cooperate with the police, stressing that the Nigerian Police remain the closest and most friendly of the security agencies in the country.
Ogusu said the society is bedeviled with several security challenges and called for concerted efforts to stop the situation snowballing into full scale war.
He stressed the need to increase the manpower strength of the force, insisting that the present staff strength of 371800 personnel are inadequate to man the entire country.
The PCRC Chairman decried the poor finding of the force explaining the 12 police zonal commands, 128 area commands, 1388 Divisional commands, 1579 police station and 3,756 police post nationwide has become too costly for the government and the force to manage.
Earlier the PCRC Chairman Old GRA Division, Vorke Emore had explained that the event was organized by members of the Division to create synergy between the public and the police.
Vorke also at the event gave account of the activities and achievement of the PCRC in the area, and announced the institution of a scholarship scheme for children of officers of the division.