Mohammed Adamu, Inspector-General of Police (IGP), has attributed the significant reduction in crime rate in the in South-West part of Nigeria, to his collaboration with the Oodua Peoples Congress (OPC) in South-West part of Nigeria.
This he said through a delegation sent to the Aare Ona Kankanfo of Yorubaland and OPC leader, Gani Adams.
Adamu further assured that the Police would continue to sustain the relationship so as to further reduce the crime rate and ensure peace in the zone.
Reacting, Adams praised the IGP’s to partner with his organisation, while pledging that the OPC will not betray the confidence.
“The most important part of security is intelligence gathering”, he stressed.
“This will help nip crime in the bud, crush criminal acts and catch those planning such”
Adams further recalled how the police were pivotal in ending the social menace of the dreaded Badoo cultists with the assistance of the OPC.
He further expressed joy that the security agencies are now in good terms despite the confrontations that occurred between the duo in the year 2000 and 2004.
On IGP’s community policing initiative, Adams said that the OPC would work with the newly established special squad to be deployed to the South-West.
“My people know the territory very well; we are ready, willing, and able to confront criminals. Indeed, we are excited about the collaboration with the Nigeria Police and will contribute our best to ensure the region is safe and secured”, he added.
Members of the delegation included the Officer in Charge, Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) in Lagos, CSP Peter Gana and the Commander, Seme Border Patrol, CSP Ogechi Moses Udu.
Adams received them alongside former Special Adviser to ex President Olusegun Obasanjo, Akin Osuntokun; OPC Director of Mobilisation, Comrade Dauda Asikolaye; Mogaji Gboyega Adejumo; Osi Aare Ona Kakanfo, Gani Kola Balogun, among others.