By ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri
The Inspector- General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu has said that Delta State is among the states of the federation with security challenges.
IGP Adamu stated this in Warri on Thursday during the occasion of the commissioning/Handing over ceremony of the State Intelligence Bureau (SIB), office in Warri Area Command by the Center for Peace and Environmental Justice (CPEJ).
The IGP, represented by the Delta State Commissioner of police, CP Muhammed Hafiz Inuwa min, said, “Nigeria is bedeviled with various security challenges ranging from kidnapping, armed robbery, cultism, human trafficking, rape. He stressed that Delta State is not an exception. This hampers peace building and peaceful coexistence.
IGP Adamu also said thst, “These challenges can be largely addressed through effective Intelligence generation by the State Intelligence Bureau, SIB. Hence, the importance of this your partnership with the Police and in particular the SIB cannot be overemphasized as it is only peaceful and harmonious coexistence between/ among communities that can guarantee meaningful development in the society.
“By extension, Environmental Peace building, which is your core area, tends to examine and advocate environmental protection and cooperation as a factor in creating more peaceful relations. This has helped immensely to curb spillover effects.
“A case at hand is the present Federal Government’s efforts to clean up oil spillage in Ogoni Community in Rivers State, after several years; which is helping to contain and assuage the anger(spillover effect) in the minds of the indigenes.
” Environmental peace building integrates natural resources management in conflict prevention and building resilience among various communities of the society. It includes all forms of cooperation on environmental issues/development between distinct social groups, which aim at achieving and creating less violent and more peaceful relations among these groups.
“To this end, this project is aptly a demonstration of your mandate to care for those who have the duty to maintain peace and order in the society at all times: thus I should be correct to rather caption this paper as ” Giving Peace to the Peace Givers”.