By Chinonso Alozie
OWERRI—Imo State Police Command is partnering the Nigeria Immigration Service to execute the arms mop-up exercise in the state.
The state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Chris Ezike, revealed this to newsmen, in Owerri, during a visit to the command by the Imo State Comptroller of Nigeria Immigration Service, Mr. Andrew Isa Manda.
This is as the commissioner flagged off “Operation Show of Force” in Owerri and Ohaji/Egbema area commands towards the execution of the arms mop-up programme.
As part of their reasons for the visit, Manda said: “We visit this command, so as to make avalaible names of protected VIP’s by the Police, because we do not want obstruction, while carrying out our duties.
“We are ready to give Police the information that will help them achieve results in their investigation.”
Responding, Ezike said: “We owe a very serious duty to this country. We have to tackle it from our different areas of jurisdiction.
“Sometimes, this duty overlaps and we have not had any issues with the immigration service in the state.”