By Jimitota Onoyume
PORT HARCOURT— Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has urged the Police to work smoothly with his government to effectively stamp out crime from the state.
The governor, who made the appeal, yesterday, when the new Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Francis Odesanya, paid him a courtesy visit at Government House, Port Harcourt, said that the synergy will help to consolidate the gains so far recorded in crime prevention.
He enjoined the Police under the command of the new Commissioner of Police to be apolitical, saying that he should ensure that his men were professional in all their operations, particularly during the re-run elections.
The governor assured that his administration will continue to support the Police to do their job effectively in the state, adding that it will release additional 100 vehicles to the command.
“If anyone uses instruments of state to rig elections, we will not fold our hands. In the past one year, we had bought over 100 vehicles for security agencies. We will always support the police to improve security.
“We have to work together to fight crime. I am happy with the level of policing in the state which has also reduced the level of crime,” Wike added.