By Nkasi Kolie
The Ogun State Police Command and the Nigerian Army have agreed to unite and fight crime and criminality in the State.
The accord was reached at the weekend when the State commissioner of police, Mr Edward Awolowo Ajogun, sought for the cooperation of the military in its efforts to rid the state of crime and criminality.
The Commissioner made the call when the newly posted Brigade commander 35 Artillery Brigade, Brigadier General Adewale A Adekoya, paid him a courtesy visit in his office at Eleweran, Abeokuta.
The Brigade commander, who expressed readiness to work with all security agencies in the state commended the good working relationship existing between the police and the military in the state, noting that such healthy relationships was what the country needed to checkmate the activities of those making life difficult for the good people of Ogun state in particular and Nigeria in general.
Responding, Ajogun, enumerated the various achievements of the command in stemming the tide of violent crime in the state such as recent arrest of kidnap syndicates responsible for series of kidnap cases within the state.
In a Statement by the State Police Spokesman, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, said: “The CP, therefore reiterated the command’s resolve to work in collaboration with other sister agencies, including the military, in order to rid the gateway state of criminal elements. He noted that all security agents are working towards the same goal, which is to protect the life and property of the citizenry”.