DIG Visits Delta State’s Police Command

Deputy Inspector General of Police, Daniel Sokari Pedro, has reassured the general public of the commitment of the Nigerian Police Force in ensuring a safer Delta State.

He said this during an inspection of the Delta State Police Command in Asaba.

According to a press release on Wednesday, 22nd May 2024 signed by the Delta State Police Public Relations Officer, SP. Edafe Bright said that before the commencement of his tour, the DIG paid a courtesy call on the Governor of Delta State, Sheriff F. Oborevwori at the Government House, Asaba.

He noted that the State Government has been of immense help to the Police force in the State and he solicited more support from the State Government and the good people of Delta State.

The Governor in his response appreciated the leadership of the Police force particularly the Inspector General of Police IGP Kayode Egbetokun for finding some officers in the state deserving of an award.

He noted that the award is a sign that the Police in the state are working and ensuring that the state is safe and secured. The Governor promised to buy vehicles for the Police that will be commissioned by the Inspector General of Police.

The DIG later proceeded to the venue of the meeting with Stakeholders and officers of the command.

During the interaction with the Stakeholders, the DIG noted that partnership with the community is key in Policing because, in recent times, Policing has become everybody’s business.

After a brief interaction with the Stakeholders, the DIG addressed officers and men of the command, warned them against extortion, abuse of human rights, and most importantly policing with a human face.

He admonished them to brace up and meet up with the security challenges in the state, but while doing that, they should be mindful of the Fundamental Human Rights of the citizenry.

He further emphasized the importance of knowing when to use their firearms in accordance with the extant rules of the force as stipulated in Force Order 237 and Force Order 88. The DIG commended the Delta State Commissioner of Police, CP Abaniwonda Olufemi for his effort in fighting crime, noting that the achievements within the very short time has worked in the State are laudable.

The visit was aimed at boosting the morale of officers, enhancing Police community relations, and also assuring residents in the State of the Force commitment to ensuring a safer Delta state.

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