Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State has assured the new Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 13, Dunukofia, Anambra State, Mohammed Hafiz, of his administration’s continued support to the zone, to enable it perform effectively.
He spoke on Friday when he received in audience the new AIG, who paid him a courtesy visit at the Government House, Enugu.
He said that his administration remains committed to security issues and will give the new AIG, the needed support to succeed in office.
The governor added that it is the utmost desire of his administration to maintain Enugu State’s rating in the nation’s security chart as one of the most peaceful and safest states in the country.
Earlier, Hafiz expressed gratitude to Ugwuanyi and his Anambra State counterpart, Chief Willie Obiano, for their commitment and support to the zone stating that “the zone is the most blessed because of you (Ugwuanyi) and your Anambra State colleague”.
The AIG explained that Zone 13 was established in July 29, 2020 to take charge of the administrative and operational control of Enugu and Anambra State Police Commands .
He said that he was appointed the second AIG in charge of Zone 13 following the recent elevation of the pioneer AIG, Danmallam Mohammed, to the rank of Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG).
The new AIG, who endorsed the unique practice of Community Policing model in Enugu State and Nigeria in general, commended Ugwuanyi’s support to the new initiative of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu Abubakar, aimed at deepening community approach, confidence, trust and mutual respect between the Police and the people in the management of crimes and criminalities.
He assured the governor that the zone and the two Commands under its jurisdiction will continue to work in synergy with the governments of Enugu and Anambra states for effective operationalisation of the Community Policing, to ensure minimal crimes in the area.
The AIG was accompanied by the Commissioner of Police, Enugu State Command, Mohammed Ndatsu Aliyu, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (Admin.), Zone 13, DCP Olim Eyim Betty, Deputy Commissioner (DC) Zonal Criminal Investigation Department (CID), the DC Operations, Enugu Command, DCP Ahmed Garba and Assist Commissioner of Police (ACP), CID, Enugu Command, ACP Fidelis Ogarabe, among others.