The Enugu State Commissioner of Police Emmanuel Ojukwu has described interagency cooperation as a veritable tool in crime prevention as well as in achieving a safe and secure environment.
The message was clear enough for the state chapter of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to understand: Enugu police need the NSCDC in the fight against crime.
Ojukwu was speaking when he led some of his key officers of the command on a courtesy visit to the state commandant of the NSCDC Enugu as part of measures to achieve a robust inter-agency cooperation.
According to Ojukwu, inter-security agency cooperation is a veritable tool to bring about effective partnership for effective crime prevention and control as no agency can claim monopoly of security.
He assured that the state police command under his tenure would dwell much on inter-security agency cooperation in order to keep the state safe and secure.
The state commandant of NSCDC, Steve Amoga thanked the commissioner of police for the courtesy visit and described it as a right step taken from the right direction by the commissioner of police whom he also described as man of professionalism given his Public Relations pedigree as a two time Force Public Relations officer.
He also assured the commissioner of police of his commands readiness to partner with his command as the relationship between the state command and his command are like two sides of the coin which cannot do without each other.
The commissioner of police was accompanied by the Enugu state Police spokesman, SP Ebere Amaraizu, officer in charge of state intelligence Bureau, SP Iwara Ibiang amongst other key officers of the command.