by Vera Kemepade
The Executive Chairman of Ahoada East Local Government Area, Rivers State, Barr. Ben Israel Eke, has urged men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force not to be deterred by the present situation in the LGA.
Barr. Eke, who gave the advise when he received the newly posted Commissioner of Police, Tunji Disu, while on an assessment duty tour to Ahoada, Wednesday, November 15, added that what the hoodlums did some days back was a show of frustration, since the arm of the law is almost catching up with them.
He stated that CP Disu’s visit to Ahoada East LGA upon assumption of duty shows that the CP has Rivers state at heart.
The council Boss disclosed that the security agencies, especially the Police, are trying their best to make the area calm and liveable.
He assured the Rivers Command Boss of the council’s readiness to continue to support the police in whatever way that would assist in making their job successful in the area.
Ben Eke said; “I must commend the Police and the Police too should not be deterred at all. As a Government we are ready to provide the necessary support to ensure that those hoodlums are arrested and that the proper thing is done.
“I must tell you the truth, the police is trying. Several arrests have been made. What happened days ago is just a display of frustration and they want to blackmail the Government.
“We will give you every support to ensure you succeed as Commissioner of Police in Rivers State. For the Area Command, Division and other security agencies in the area, we will give them the necessary support so that at the end of the day we will get the culprits.
“Knowing again that the Yultide is just around the corner, if the culprits are not arrested and brought to book our people will not come home. People are leaving the area.”
The Rivers State Commissioner of Police, CP Tunji Disu, while addressing the officers and men of the Area Command and Division charged them to get him 2Baba and other criminals terrorizing the area.
CP Disu who was accompanied by senior police officers of the Command said; “I know how difficult it is for you people to enter those difficult areas. I want you to know that we are going to support you with all required logistics.
“I want you to know how important we take your job. My first assignment was to come and see you, to tell you how important you are.”
He stressed that what he needs from the officers is to give him success by arresting the culprits while adding that nobody will kill a Police officer and go away scot free.
He warned the officers to be safety conscious and avoid injuries and fatality at all times.
The new State Police Boss assured the Chairman of Ahoada East Local Government Area, Ben Eke, that the command under his watch will do everything possible to bring a peace to the LGA.
CP Disu while commending the LGA Chairman for all his support for the Police in the area, said his visit to the LGA was his first assignment as Commissioner of Police in the state.