I-G inaugurates new police division, staff quarters in Anambra

I-G inaugurates new police division, staff quarters in Anambra

By Chimezie Anaso, Awka.

The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has expressed his commitment to ensuring that morale of personnel of the police force is high through the provision of a friendly working environment.


Baba said this while inaugurating the newly constructed Amawbia Divisional Police Station and Staff Quarters in Anambra on Wednesday.


He said that the ultramodern police station was built to help personnel work in a favourable environment and have a good place to retire to after work.


“This type of edifice is a drop in the ocean, as far as the needs of the police force are concerned because we need about 100 more of this to accommodate our officers and provide them with better working tools.


“This police station will be open 24 hours of the week and will never be closed, it will be open to serve members of the public, and in the spirit of the federal character, we will replicate this in other parts of the country,” he said.


The police chief commended Gov. Chukwuma Soludo for his good disposition towards security in Anambra, while assuring him of the continued support of the police in combating insecurity in Anambra.


He said that the police would not succumb to elements, who were masquerading under the guise of secessionists, to perpetuate criminality in Anambra and, indeed, the South-East geopolitical zone.


He vowed that they would be defeated hands down.


“We shall provide a level playing ground for politicians and the electorate to exercise their franchise freely, fairly and credibly,” he said.


The inspector-general commended the Commissioner of Police in Anambra, Mr Echeng Echeng, for doing a good job in the state, while promising to consider his request to send a visiting team to strengthen police manpower in the state.


On his part, Echeng thanked the government and people of Anambra as well as sister security agencies for their support in the fight against crime in the state, while assuring the residents and visitors of a peaceful Yuletide celebration.

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