The Nigeria Police says its continuous partnership with traditional institutions has been the backbone of the successes recorded and would continue to record in the fight against crime across the country.
Edo state Commissioner of Police, CP Mohammed DanMallam made this known when he played host to Ezeani the Third of Mmaku Kingdom in Enugu State, His Royal Highness Igwe Cyprian Mmaduabuchi Omeluenyi One in Benin City, Edo State.
CP DanMallam explained that the major drive of the Nigeria Police Community Policing Programme was hinged on the support from traditional institutions.
He noted that security agencies in the country have been able to bring to the barest minimum crime across the country through such collaborations and with massive support from President Muhammdu Buhari.
CP DanMallam while commending His Royal Highness Igwe Cyprian Omeluenyi for his support to the Nigeria Police insisted that for crime to be successfully eradicated from the country, well-meaning Nigerians should take a cue from the Monarch’s constant support to the Police.
His Royal Highness Igwe Cyprian Omeluenyi said he was at the Command to show his long-standing support for the Nigeria Police especially for the display of professionalism by CP DanMallam when was the in charge of Enugu State Command.
The Monarch who described CP DanMallam as a true Nigerian who brought decency to the collaboration between the Police in Enugu State and traditional institutions urged CP DanMallam to extend same to Edo State.
The Igwe who prayed for the safety of men and officers of the Nigeria Police across the country also commiserated with the Police and families of those who have fallen in the line of duty.
The traditional Ruler was accompanied by His Royal Highness, Eze Chris Chidi, Eshi the Third of Umueshi, Ideato LGA of Imo State and other senior members of the ruling council.