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Police seek private sector partnership to fight crime

By Tony Edike

ENUGU—THE Enugu State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Mohammed Zarewa,  has called on the private sector to collaborate with the Nigeria Police Force to seek ways of tackling the security challenges facing the country.

He said that such collaboration was crucial in the war against criminal activities,  since the government alone cannot provide all the equipment and logistics needed by the police to wage a serious war against the men of the underworld.

Zerewa, who spoke during the commissioning of the senior Police Officers’ Mess,  renovated by Nigerian Breweries Plc in Enugu, noted that no security outfit could perform creditably without adequate logistic support.

He pointed out that the successes so far recorded by Lagos State Police Command in crime fighting, was largely due to the strong and active support being provided by the state government and the private sector, stressing that the Enugu Command could achieve better result if given such overwhelming  support and encouragement from the private sector and state government.

The CP said his command was in need of  helicopters, vehicles and communication gadgets, like their counterpart in Lagos, stressing that since the government alone cannot provide such items,  it had become imperative for the private sector to support the command like the NBL had done.


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