As part of efforts to ensure an effective security network is advanced in the zone, Mr. Danmallam Muhammed, the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 13 has pledged to develop a stronger synergy with the media.
He made this known during a meeting with the Anambra State Chapter of the Nigerian Union of Journalists, NUJ who paid him a courtesy visit in his office at the Zone 13 Headquarters, Ukpo, Dunukofia Local Government Area.
According to the Assistant Inspector General who addressed the journalists, he emphasized on how the media serves as an important partner in the quest for a secure society. Thus, he pledged to work closely with journalists in the zone.
While appreciating the value of investigative journalism in crime control, Mr. Muhammed asserted that his leadership in the zone will ensure that human rights are protected just as crime and insecurity will be tackled.
Speaking on the clash between security agents and IPOB members in Enugu, the AIG stressed that a strategic security planning has been put in place to ensure that the conflict does not spread to other states in the zone. More so,efforts were on to apprehend masterminds.
On his part, Comrade Emmanuel Ifesinachi, the Anambra State Chairman of NUJ painted media practitioners as core professionals who understand the importance of a strong bond with security bodies as working partners.
Furthermore, he urged the AIG to them as willing partners who will contribute their own quota to achieving the security objectives of the government.
Conversely, the Secretary of the Union in Anambra State, Mr Emmanuel Udeagha urged the new AIG to address certain security concerns including human right violations and intimidation of civilians by security operatives.