The Acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim K. Idris, has suggested the formation of what he called Eminent Persons Forum, especially in the Niger Delta region to combat various type of crimes.
Ibrahim who conducted an on-the-spot assessment and evaluation of security situation in some flash points in the creeks of Delta State on Saturday, spoke when he paid courtesy visit on the Governor of Delta State, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa.
IGP said that the strategies of engaging with Eminent Persons Forum would work well when the body collaborate with State Governments and various communities, saying the that Eminent Persons Forum will be engaged in conflict resolution arbitration.
The IGP was accompanied on the visit by the Commissioner of Police in charge Police Mobile Force, Commissioner of Police in charge Border Patrol, Heads of Operational and Tactical Teams as well as the Commissioner of Police, Delta State conducted aerial surveillance/patrol of some riverine communities, which include Ugborodo, Madawo, Oparaza and Camp Five.
IGP held interactive session with elders, youths and members of Ugborodo and Oparaza communities, admonishing them to be law abiding and cooperate with law enforcement agencies by exposing criminal element in their communities.
He assured the communities that the Police under his leadership will engage every community in accordance with international core values of policing with integrity, respect diversity, operate within the principles of democratic policing and cultivate the culture of professionalism.
The Community Leaders assured the IGP of their unalloyed support, cooperation and active partnership.
This was even as the state Governor congratulated the IGP on his well deserved appointment and promised to cooperate and assist the IGP in the task of crime management. [myad]