Major General AE Abubakar, General Officer Commanding (GOC) 3 Division Nigerian Army (NA) and Commander of Operation SAFE HAVEN (OPSH), stated that the army’s cooperation with other security agencies had significantly reduced security concerns throughout the nation, particularly in the fight against criminal activity in some volatile Plateau State areas.
When the Commissioner of Police for Plateau State Command, CP Okoro Julius Alawar, paid him a courtesy visit in his office at Headquarters, 3 Division, Maxwell Khobe Cantonment, Jos, Lieutenant Colonel Ishaku Takwa, Acting Deputy Director, 3 Division, Army Public Relations, said Abubakar said this.
The statement claims that the Chief of Defence Staff wanted all security agencies to work together to share intelligence in order to eliminate criminals and give Nigerians a peaceful environment.
“There is a need for all security agencies to come together in unison and fight criminality,” he said.
He praised the police contingent’s contributions to Operation SAFE HAVEN and emphasized the need to keep involving stakeholders in grassroots activism to put an end to violence and restore stability to the State.
He further reaffirmed his commitment to enhancing the already-existing partnership between the Military and the Police in Plateau State to the Commissioner of Police.
Earlier, Mr. Okoro Julius Alawar, the commissioner of police, stated that the purpose of the courtesy visit was to become familiar with other security agencies and to seek for strengthened coordination, which he said was essential to reducing crime and ensuring stability.