The Commissioner of Police in Anambra, Mr Echeng Echeng, has called on traditional institutions to use their vintage positions to complement efforts of the police in ensuring a secured state.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in Anambra, DSP Toochukwu Ikenga, said in a statement in Awka on Saturday that Echeng made the call when he visited the Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe.
Igwe Achebe is also the Chairman, Anambra State Traditional Rulers Council,
Echeng urged traditional rulers to use their closeness to communities to promote national interests and support security agencies in the fight against crime.
He said that honest and patriotic involvement was important in identifying individual differences and prioritisation of goals.
Echeng said: “We must develop deliberate plans in addressing the challenges facing the state.
“I call on you, our respected traditional rulers in Anambra, to use your position to open channels of communication with your subjects to promote security and national interests.
“We need honest and patriotic involvement, in order to identify our differences.’’
Responding, Igwe Achebe thanked Echeng and members of his entourage, the top hierarchy of the police in Anambra, for the visit and assured them of the traditional rulers’ collaboration, in efforts to enhance public safety and peace.