Mr Solomon Olusegun, the Assistant Inspector- General of Police in-charge of Zone 9 Headquarters, Umuahia, has said that the police have mapped out new strategies against crime in the zone.
Olusegun made the statement in Enugu on Tuesday when he paid a courtesy call on Gov. Sullivan Chime, adding that the strategies would help reduce crime in the zone.
He said the strategies were formulated in the best interest of the people.
“ The commissioners of police under zone 9 and I have mapped out new strategies to nip crime, at least, to its barest minimum,’’ he said.
Olusegun said issues of crime prevention, control and detection “is the responsibility of all citizens”.
Responding, the governor called on community leaders to tighten security in their areas as a means of saving lives and property.
The governor, who was represented by his deputy, Mr Sunday Onyebuchi, called on Enugu State people to furnish the police with necessary information to enable them to function effectively.
“I expect the traditional rulers to be security conscious and identify foreign elements in their midst, who they cannot decipher what they do for a living.
“I believe a time has come when Nigerians should start asking questions when we display certain amount of wealth.
“We should be able to alert security agencies when we notice someone around us living a flamboyant life without a means of livelihood,’’ he said.
He said that the government would continue to collaborate with the police to make them more efficient.
The Enugu State Commissioner of Police, Mr Musa Daura, and other senior police officers accompanied Olusegun on the visit.