BY LEKE ADEGBITE
The Assistant Inspector General of Police, zone-17 in charge of Ondo and Ekiti States, Mr Etim Ene-Okon, says traditional institution and leaders are vital to the realisation of community policing and national peace.
The AIG stated this in his office, Akure when he played host to the Asiwaju Ndigbo, Chief Ezeorji Titus-Umenweke and some igbo leaders from the state who paid him a familiariation visit.
According to the Assistant Inspector general of police, without traditional rulers, community leaders and general public it would be difficult for security agencies to combat cases of kidnapping, banditry, armed robbery and other crimes in the country.
AIG Ene Okon who commended the Asiwaju Ndigbo in Akure, Chief Titus-Umenweke for rally round igbo people to maintain the peace of the state capital, expressed the readiness of the police to partner various groups to achieve a crime-free society.
Earlier, the Asiwaju Ndigbo in Akure, Chief Titus-Umenweke who solicited the support of the police authorities in protecting lives and property of Nigerians, assured that Ndigbo would be ready to assist security agencies to ensure peaceful coexistence among inhabitants of Akure kingdom.
Chief Titus-Umenweke also promised that his members would be ready to provide useful security information to reduce crimes in the state.