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New Akwa Ibom CP Harps On Intelligence Policing

Posted: Sep 7, 2015 at 12:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Samuel Otu Ita and Idongesit Ashameri, Uyo

The new Commissioner of Police in charge of Akwa Ibom State Command, Murtala Mani has said that he will give priority to intelligence Policing during his tenure in the state.

The Commissioner of Police said this while addressing newsmen at his formal unveiling ceremony at the state Police Command Headquarters, Ikot Akpan Abia in Uyo on Thursday.

He said, “I am going to emphasise more on the issue of intelligence as the main policy which is one of the cardinal principles of the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase.”

According to him, the Police could only have sound intelligence by maintaining good rapport with the community they were serving in. The Police boss expressed confidence that the people of the state would continue to cooperate fully with the State Police Command in their resolve to serve the people of the state at all times.

CP Mani who expressed delight and satisfaction about the standard of Police formation he met on ground, which he attributed to the dedication of his predecessors with the officers and men as well as the support of the press, said that the Command under his watch would not relent in the discharge of their duties.

“Our business in the state is to ensure that adequate security is provided by in all nooks and crannies of the state. Our men are busy to ensure that Akwa Ibom people sleep with both eyes closed.

“My Senior officers, DCOs, and men are not relenting; rather they are all ready to serve the good people of Akwa Ibom State. Call us at any time and we assure you that we will respond to address any security challenges,” he said.

The CP poured encomiums on the Press in the state for partnering with the Police to enlighten the public, adding that security was a collective responsibility.

CP Mani declared, “We want to be a model of Policing for the rest of the country and that cannot be achieved without the cooperation of the press. I urge you to join the State Police Command in ensuring that Akwa Ibom State becomes one of the safest states in the country with very low crime rate.”