History of what could likely appear as the greatest support men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force have gotten of recent was made in Aba, the commercial nerve centre of Abia State at the weekend.
News Echo gathered that an ultramodern administrative complex which has over 300 cell capacity with a modern toilet and bathroom facility, was built by well-spirited individuals in Aba to serve as the operational headquarters of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) in Aba.
It was gathered that the complex which was conceived by the RRS Commander in Abia, SP Johnbull Obioguru following the constant breakouts of suspects from various detention facilities in the country would have not been possible if not the help of residents who saw the need for it.
Speaking at the complex, Governor Okezie Ikpeazu commended the residents and said that his government will continue to support the Nigeria Police to ensure that Abia State remains among the most peaceful states in Nigeria.
Speaking through his Commissioner for Homeland Security, Sopuruchi Bekee who represented him, Ikpeazu commended the RRS Commander in Abia, SP Obioguru Johnbull for the landmark achievement.
Ikpeazu said that security is everybody’s business and as such all should continue to join hands with the police in tackling insecurity to make Abia society crime-free.
He urged the Aba people to always see the police as the first port of call on every security matter, urging them to sustain efforts of giving intelligence to the police as it is their civic duty and a role they must play to make Aba safer.
According to him, “With this, hope and confidence are restored in our society. The job of the law enforcement officer is often stressful, demanding and dangerous.
“The style and culture of law enforcement affect more than just the officers. The spouses, children and companions play an integral role in the process.
“Those of you who go home and sleep may not know that these men are awake 24 hours making sure that Aba and Abia are calm. We are all from this area and we know what’s happening in other states. I commend the police for their efforts.
Abia Commissioner of Police, Mrs. Janet Agbede expressed delight with the new RRS operational headquarters and said it would make the work of the officers easier.
Agbede who said that the influence of a conducive environment on work output cannot be overemphasized gave awards to the RRS commander for his outstanding performance and also to all those who contributed to making the building a reality.
Speaking about the building, SP Obioguru Johnbull said the RRS conceived the idea because it became necessary to do away with poor hygienic standards of its cells in a bid to make way for better detention facilities that would serve as quasi correctional centres for suspects.