The Commissioner of Police in Enugu State, Mohammed Danmallam, has attributed the success of police in Enugu State to the overwhelming support of Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
Danmallam said this on Sunday while inaugurating a block of six self-contain accommodation and water reticulation facility at the Police Anti-Cultism Squad Office in Enugu.
He said that the political leadership led by the governor had not relented to give security agencies especially the police the needed support to succeed “since I took over office’’.
“About 70 per cent of overall success recorded in Enugu State on fighting crime and criminality can be attributed to the direct support of Gov. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
“The political leadership of the state had rallied round the police and its activities and the state had been made safe through this commitment.
“We are also grateful for the partnership of the residents of the state, who are joining us to nip crime in the bud,’’ he said.
The commissioner, however, lauded Gov. Ugwuanyi for being a man of his words, honour and peace; adding: “Ugwuanyi’s resolve to keep Enugu State safe is already reflecting in the state’’.
On the projects, Danmallam said that the Commander of the state’s Police Anti-Cultism Squad, ASP Chidobe Ekeleme, had fully keyed-in into the community policing principles as laid down by the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris.
He noted that the squad had partnered with well-meaning and honourable people of the state in reducing issues of cultism as well as students-cum-youths unrest to the barest minimal in the state.
“I will not fail to thank eminent and honourable people living within here that have assisted the squad both in its operations and building this project.
“However, we are appealing for one thing from you people. That residents of the state give us intelligence information on criminals, which would be treated with seriousness and confidentiality,’’ he appealed.
Earlier, Ekeleme, said that the squad had brought peace and quiet to the state by quelling cult activities and fishing out cult members from their hide-outs in the state.
“By the active and pragmatic encouragement of the commissioner, we have recorded this moderate success so far,’’ he said.
The commander revealed that the projects were carried out through direct labour of the officers and men of the squad.
It would be recalled that on July 19, 2017; Danmallam also inaugurated a block of office rooms complemented with a fence as well as a bore-hole in the squad’s office.