By Jimitota Onoyume
PORT HARCOURT— Governor Chibuike Amaechi has enjoined security operatives in the state to take steps to consolidate the peace and security now existing in the state.
Governor Amaechi stated this, weekend, while addressing participants of the Special Senior Police Officers training programme, organised by the Rivers State government at the Police Training School, Nonwa, in Tai Local Government Area.
The Governor, who lauded the police officers for the improved security of lives and property in the state, however, noted that there was need for the officers to do more for the people and the nation.
He remarked that in spite of the improvements recorded in security, there were still pockets of kidnap cases, though coming from neighbouring states, saying “we must not allow them operate in Rivers State.”
The Governor assured that the state would continue to assist the Police in the discharge of their duties and advised the participants to deploy the knowledge acquired during the training to enhance their efficiency.
“We urge you to effectively deploy what you have learnt from the training”, the Governor said.
Adding that the senior police officers should be able to discipline their men to serve the state and the nation better.
Earlier, the Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Mr Suleiman Abba, said the training programme organized by the state government was necessary for effective performance, noting that the senior participants were informal trainers themselves in their various units.
Mr Abba assured the governor that the State Police Command was taking the training seriously in realization that “a properly trained officer is an asset to the force” and urged the officers to take advantage of the programme to equip themselves for quick response in crime prevention and detection.