Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 5, Benin City, Mr. Abubakar Adamu Mohammed, has commended Benson Idahosa University for the peace enjoyed in the University. He gave the commendation when the University Management paid a courtesy visit to him at the Nigeria Police Force, Zone 5 headquarters, Benin City.
He said he is pleased with the way the University is handling its security matters as there hasn’t been any major case of armed robbery, unrest, kidnapping or cultism in the institution.
He noted that the police was doing its best to prevent crimes in the State and mentioned that crimes have drastically reduced to the barest minimum. However, he advised the Management to keep doing the good work, adding that his command will continue to support and cooperate with the University to further ensure peace and tranquility. “Cultism is a phenomenon attached with tertiary institutions and we try to make sure such is not perpetrated in universities.
This is one of the major reasons we partner with various universities in the country.” Mr. Mohammed emphasized the need for academics to come up with ideas that can assist the police in combatting crime; stating that policing has evolved over the years due to technological innovations.
He said the zone looked forward to the continued support of the University towards the operations of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF). Speaking during the visit, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Ernest Izevbigie lauded the police boss for ensuring that there was peace and security in the state.
He described the visit as a landmark because of the cordial relationship between the Police Force and the University.
Prof. Izevbigie mentioned that the University is making plans to partner with the Nigeria Police Force in terms of Forensic Science. Commenting on crime waves, he said the University has a robust security system that has helped curb the spate of crime in the state.
He prayed the AIG to use his office to keep the tempo high. The Vice Chancellor expressed his appreciation to the AIG and wished him success in discharging his duties to the State.