Enugu – The Enugu State Traditional Rulers Council, on Wednesday in Enugu assured the police of their partnership in the fight against crime and criminality in the state.
Igwe Lawrence Agubuzor, the Chairman, Enugu State Traditional Rulers Council, made the pledge during a meeting with the new Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Emmanuel Ojukwu.
Agubuzor decried the criminal activities of some herdsmen in some communities in the state and harped on the need for a mutual and effective partnership between police and the royal fathers.
“We commend you for the steps you have taken so far to secure Enugu State.
“And we pledge our support to the programmes and aspirations of the police aimed at making the entire state safe and secured,’’ he said.
Earlier, Ojukwu had appealed to the royal fathers to see their role in the communities as vital to peace and security.
The commissioner urged them to partner the police in order to resolve any issue that would threaten peaceful co-existence and security in the state.
He revealed that the command in partnership with the state government have concluded plans to train members of the neighbourhood watch to meet up with the challenges of community safety and security.
Ojukwu also urged them to attend the security senatorial town hall meetings, which would cover the three senatorial zones in the state. (NAN)