Governor Nyesom Wike of Rivers State has called on all security agencies in the state to step up their activities and curb insecurity in the state.
In a statement by Paulinus Nsirim, the Commissioner for Information and Communications, the governor spoke when the new General Officer Commanding 6 Division, Maj.-Gen. Olu Irefin, visited him at the Government House in Port Harcourt.
But Wike said Rivers enjoyed collaboration between his administration and security agencies.
He said: “Our determination is to keep the state safe but development also attracts criminality, so we can’t say we are totally free. There are still pockets of criminal elements. So, as a professional whose role is to defend the territorial integrity of the country, fight crime and do not involve in politics.
“We are willing to partner you as a government because security is important for us. Just let us know what you require to succeed in the fight. That way, we will be partners in progress and make the state safe for all.”
Gen. Irefin, who praised Wike for his development initiatives, said his commanders testified to enjoying support from the government.
He pledged to sustain collaboration in protecting life and property.