GOVERNOR Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State has called for inter-state cooperation among security agencies as one best strategy of checking criminal activities in the country.
Uduaghan made the call on Monday when the Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 5, Mr Musa Daura paid him a courtesy visit in Asaba.
Governor Uduaghan said that inter-state cooperation should be propagated among security agencies stating because kidnappers and some other criminals have no boundary of operations.
“Please look at inter-state cooperation in policing because at times, these criminals don’t have boundaries,” the Governor said while appealing to the AIG to help discourage the practice where complainants take matters to the zonal headquarters without recourse to the state command.
He observed that such advise was necessary as some persons use their influence at the zonal headquarters to affect the administration of Law and order in the state.
Dr Uduaghan emphasized, “we take the issue of policing very serious in Delta State because of our peace and security agenda, so, whatever we can do to assist you, inform us,”adding, “the state is peaceful but sometimes we have some flashes like the one we had last week where a stray bullet killed an actor, that was very regrettable but the armed robbers did not succeed.”
Governor Uduaghan who commended the Inspector-General of Police, for his interest in effective policing of the country, especially, Delta State, congratulated AIG Daura on his posting to Zone 5 noting , “you have come to a zone that when you leave here, you will be elevated.”
AIG Daura who was accompanied by top Police officers including the Commissioner of Police in Delta State, Mr Alkali Usman had commended Governor Uduaghan for his developmental strides in the state.
“Delta State has taken a new dimension in the area of development and I want to say congratulations on your achievements, I can classify the Governor of Delta State as the super Governor of Nigeria,” the AIG said, assuring that his men would provide necessary security during the local government elections coming up on Saturday.