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Demand for police protection rises in Delta

By Austin Ogwuda
Asaba — DELTA State Police Commissioner, Mr. Yakubu Alkali, has called on the Police High Command in Abuja to quickly come to the aid of the state command, following increased demand from expatriates working in the state as well as top government officials seeking police protection from kidnappers.

Alkali stated this in Asaba, yesterday, while welcoming the Deputy Inspector-General of Police, DIG, Mr. Udom Ekpoudom, who was on familiarisation tour of the command.

He told the DIG:   “There is need for additional manpower due to the emerging security demands, especially in the wake of militancy and the demand for police services by top government functionaries, foreign companies and local companies employing expatriates who insist on personal police security for their expatriate staff to protect them against kidnapping.

“I, therefore, humbly request the dynamic DIG to intervene in this direction.”

Earlier, DIG Ekpoudom on a courtesy visit to the state Deputy Governor, Prof. Amos Utuama, said he was in the state on the directive of the Inspector General of Police, as part of preparations for the 2011 general elections..

Addressing officers and men of the command, Ekpoudom advised them to be alert and discharge their duties without bias and resist the temptation of any form of collusion or sabotage during and after the 2011 polls.


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