The Cross River State Police Commissioner, Mr. Austin Agbolanho, has sued for calm amongst warring communities in the state to put an end to the age long crisis which has claimed several lives and property over the decades.
He said “peace” is the only thing needed at this level of development a our life.
He gave the advice speaking at an interactive session with members of the Nigeria Union of Journalists at the Ernest Etim Bassey Press Centre, Calabar.
The Commissioner who was on a courtesy call, journalists to advice their kits and kismen to embrace peace as the only solution to the lingering crisis amongst our various communities.
Agbolanho said that the police has been attending to the various communal clashes with a view to getting them resolved by preaching” peace talks” between warring communities.
“Creating awareness is very important at this point between communities. We should not be killing ourselves because of land,he said”.
He declared “why must we die over land. We must learn to live together as a people and community. Nobody is happy about this ugly development”.
On the issue of cult and other related crimes, he said, his Command is putting all efforts at arresting the situation in the state and sued for the cooperation of members of the public in this direction.
He lauded media practitioners in the state for reporting the activities of his Command moderately without any bias and urged them to always clear from the official quarters before going to the press
Agbolahor promised to work with journalists as he had always done in Niger and Plateau states before he was posted to Cross River State.
In his remarks, the state chairman of NUJ, Comrade Victor Udu, has described the Commissioner as “a man of honour having being the first Commissioned of Police to pay a courtesy call to the leadership of th union.
He promised to cooperate with police in its effort to get rid of criminals in the state.
Udu advised him to be rest assured that his visit will usher in good working relationship between the media practitioners and the police.
He warned against hurding of information, adding “if information are cleared, there shall be no room for distortion”.
He prayed God to give him and officers and men of the Police force to strength to continue to fight crime and other related cases in the state.