The Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Mohammed Mustafa, and the Assistant Corps Marshal, Dr Kayode Olagunju, in charge of the Nigeria Police and Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) respectively, for Zone 10 comprising Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara States, have emphasised effective synergy among security agencies as critical for national security.
This view was canvassed when the FRSC Zonal Commander, ACM Kayode Olagunju, paid a courtesy visit to the AIG in his office in Sokoto.
In a release signed by the acting Zonal Public Education Officer of the FRSC, Aminu Alhaji Sokoto, ACM Olagunju appreciated the cooperation of the police in their efforts to evolve better road culture in the zone and called for further collaboration.
He disclosed that the roles of FRSC include intelligence gathering since many of the crimes are committed on the road while other crime scenes are also accessed through the roads as the criminals use the roads as get away routes, after the crimes.
AIG Mustafa appreciated the efforts of FRSC in making our roads safe and stated that the task is a collective responsibility.
He called on all security agencies to further strengthen their collaborative efforts as bickering and rivalry will only lead to gaps in providing good safety and security covers for the citizens.
The duo agreed to work together and foster better relationship between the police and FRSC.
The collaboration will include joint operations and public enlightenment activities to enhance protection of lives and property in Sokoto, Kebbi and Zamfara States.