Ibrahim Idris Police IG seeks partnership with Delta communities

Idris appealed to the people to allow peace to reign in the area as it would engender rapid development of the communities.

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The acting Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Ibrahim Idris, has urged Oporoza and Ugborodo communities in Delta to partner the police to evolve peace in the area.

Idris made the call when he visited both communities in Warri South-West Local Government Area on Friday.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the visit was sequel to the spate of crises associated with militancy in the oil-rich communities.

Idris appealed to the people to allow peace to reign in the area as it would engender rapid development of the communities.

He assured them of sustained police presence in the area.

''We are here to help you; we are here to seek partnership with the people.

''I promised to see development take shape in Ugborodo and Oporoza; therefore, I urged you to embraced peace and support the government of the day,'' he said.

On the people’s request, the IGP directed the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Zanna Ibrahim, to liaise with the army and secure the release of school children allegedly taken away by soldiers during the crisis in the area.

Responding, the Olaraja of Ugborodo, Mr Benson Omadeli, described the visit as historic.

Omadeli appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to increase the presence of the Nigerian Navy in the area.

''Buhari can even relocate the logistics headquarters of the force from Oghara in Ethiope West Local Government Area of the state to Ugborodo,'' he said.

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