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Barry Mpigi Donates Operational Vehicles To Police

…Says Community Policing Should Be Responsibility Of All

The Senator representing Rivers South-East Senatorial District, Distinguished Senator Barinada Mpigi, is calling on people of the Senatorial District to take community policing as their responsibility.

Senator Barry Mpigi made the call when he donated operational vehicles to the Nigerian police force in the area and a utility vehicle to the Divisional Police Officer of Bori Division for his gallant and impactful performance.

The federal lawmaker said the issue of security should be the collective responsibility of everybody so as to support the security operatives succeed.

"Security is not a one-man business at all. In as much as the Governor is the Chief Security Officer of the State and the Local Government Chairman is the Chief Security Officer of the LGA, there must be a security bond amongst all of us, so that you can tell mister A, what you're doing is bad though sometimes that gives us a bad name. I've been around the system, the truth is that we should not shy away. We must have to work together so any one you try and you decide to look at number of people in the area saying this not good, please withdraw from that one. Give them what they want because they're the people you wish to guide in the area", he said.

Distinguished Senator Mpigi said the car gift to the DPO Bori was his personal appreciation to him for the monumental job the DPO is doing in not only Bori Division but the entire Senatorial District.

He urged the police force to strictly profile community policing nominees to ensure that criminal elements are not enlisted as such would be detrimental to the security of the area.

Responding on behalf of the police, the Area Commander of Eleme Police Command, ACP Martins Nwogoh, said the vehicles given to them will help them to discharge their duties effectively.

ACP Nwogoh thanked Senator Mpigi for the gesture and urged him to continue to support the police to succeed in the fight against crime in the area.

Some of the operational vehicle donated by Senator Barry Mpigi

"What you've done here today, I know notable individuals within our community would take a cue from you to support the police. We promise to continue to do our best and know we'll surely win the war against crime", he declared.

Also speaking, the Area Commander of Bori Area Command, ACP Ekaette Archibong, said the donation would encourage the force in its determination to ensure the peace and security of the area.

ACP Archibong stated that the car gift to the DPO of Bori was well deserved as he has demonstrated exceptional and dedicated commitment in the fight against crime in the area.

Meanwhile the Chairman of Tai Local Government Council, Dr Jacobson Nbina, appreciated the donations made by Senator  Mpigi in support of the security of the area.

Dr Nbina who was represented by the Leader of Tai Legislative Assembly, Hon David Sunday, described Senator Mpigi as a trail- blazer and Champion in the fight against crime in the state and urged him to continue to do more.

"The Chairman has asked me to appreciate the Distinguished Senator. The Chairman said he is not surprised seeing this gesture from the Senator because he is a man that is thinking of the peace of his people. We all know that when it comes to peace and security it is the business of everyone. And the Distinguished Senator has always championed whatever that would bring peace and welfare to his people and the Chairman is well pleased with that", he said.

In his remarks, the Gbenemene of Tua-Tua Tai and spokesperson of the Supreme Council of Ogoni Traditional Rulers, HRH Mene Samuel Nne, commended Senator Mpigi for continuing to justify the trust reposed in him by the people of the area.

Mene Samuel Nne said the gesture would go a long way in assisting the police to succeed and assured of the continuous support of the traditional institution in the area in the fight against crime.

The event was witnessed by the Rivers State Commissioner for Energy and Natural Resources, Dr Peter Medee, Paramount Ruler of Nonwa, Mene Emmanuel Nyiedam and other stakeholders from the area.