IBADAN – Mr Tom Hines, the Political Chief in the U.S. Consulate in Lagos, on Thursday paid a visit to the Oyo State Commissioner of Police (CP), Mr Kola Shodipo.
The meeting was held behind closed doors in Eleyele, Ibadan.
Hines told newsmen that the meeting was a “normal security private meeting’’.
Shodipo, however, said that the U.S. delegates wanted to know specific areas they could be of assistance to the state police command in the forthcoming 2015 elections.
“There was nothing too special about the meeting. [eap_ad_1] “We discussed about the 2015 elections and other security matters as they may affect the state.
“I told them that the state is peaceful with nothing to worry about,’’ he said.
“I have noticed that the state has a reasonable number of enlightened, educated and civil indigenes which will make my job easier.
“I will continue to focus on community policing as modern day policing is a symbiotic relationship between the police and members of the public, including the media.
“I was in the state during the last election and it was not that bad.
“The people of the state are civil, and as police officers, we must equally be civil when dealing with them,’’ he said.
He urged the residents to give the police prompt and adequate information, promising to act on such information as they demanded. (NAN)