The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Tuesday, sought the collaboration of the Department of State Services, when he paid a working visit to the Director-General in Abuja.
This was revealed in a statement issued by the Police PRO, DCP Don Awunah on Wednesday.
According to the statement, the police boss stated that the country can only overcome its security challenges through the synergy of relevant security agencies.
“The Inspector-General of Police, Ag.IGP Ibrahim Idris, NPM, mni in continuation of his visit to security agencies, on July 19, 2016 paid a working visit to the Director General, Department of State Services, Abuja.
“Speaking in the office of the Director General, Department of State Security Service, IGP Ibrahim Idris said the aim of the visit was to seek the cooperation and collaboration of the Directorate of State Services in tackling the security challenges facing the country.
“He also told the Director General, that it is only through synergy with relevant security agencies that the country can overcome the current security challenges, and therefore said it was necessary for the Nigeria Police under his watch to initiate this partnership drive, since the constitution of the country vests the security of lives and property in the Nigeria Police Force.
“Responding the Director General, DSS, Mr. Lawal Musa Daura said he was grateful with the visit, assuring the Ag.IGP that the Department of State Security Services will give maximum support and cooperation to the drive of the IGP in ensuring that the country overcomes the security challenges in the country.”
He further said this cooperation is incumbent on the DSS, because they have historical link with the Nigeria Police, observing that the country is expecting more from the IGP, having seen his track record in policing that span within Nigeria and abroad.