The Rivers State Commissioner of Police,CP Olatunji Disu on Thursday November 30,2023 paid a courtesy visit to Commodore Desmond Igbo the Commander of Nigeria Navy Ship(NNS) pathfinder at Rumulomeni,Obio/Akpor Local Government Area of the state.
CP Disu while stating the reason for the visit said ” I am leading the delegation of Rivers State Police Command to familarize with you and the base,to seek for better cooperation between the two sister agencies because we know,we cannot do it alone.
“For a stronger partnership between us and you,for the officers to know themselves as well to solve problem that may come up at their own level without coming to our own notice.
“I know we have alot of operations together and we want it to be seamless”.
In his speech Commodore Igbo said the security of Nigeria is paramount and indeed Rivers State,no one service can do it alone.
Commodore Igbo gave instance of what happened in America 2011,where because of security service rivalry,it cost America over three thousand lives.
He said since then they have learnt their lesson.
He stated that the issue resulted to a fusion centres in new york where all the security services do things together.
Commodore Igbo noted that he is happy that the Commissioner of Police is in the base for them to synergize,collaborate in performance of their duty for national security.
He explained that where they sometimes have issues is among the officers of lower level.
“So it is our duty to educate them that no one security agency can do it alone.The primary aim is to secure the country.To chase the criminals and not to fight ourselves.To us senior officers, we must teach our subordinates the essences of working together .If anything happens we should be able to resolve it” he said.
Highpoints of the visit was exchange of token between the two service Chiefs in the state and a group photograph