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Nasarawa Police Seek Media Support In Fighting Crime

Channels Television  
Updated May 22, 2017

Police Question Man Over Ogoni Food PoisoningThe Nasarawa State Police Commissioner, Abubakar Sadiq Bello, said he will continue to work with journalists in the state to fight crime.

He revealed this when he hosted the newly elected Nasarawa State officials of the Nigerian Union of Journalist (NUJ).

He noted that the community policing which is the underlying point of the Nigeria police can only be achieved through partnership with relevant stakeholders.

The commissioner pledged that the command will synergise with men of the pen profession in the state in order to reduce crime to the barest minimum.

He underscored the role of journalists in crime prevention and applauded them for complementing the efforts of the police in ensuring that the people sleep with two eyes closed.

The chairman of the Nasarawa state council of NUJ, Dogo Shammah, disclosed that journalist in the state are skilled in investigative journalism and urged the police boss to utilise such abilities.

“As watchdogs of the society, we will help you where we can. Just as the police is trained on investigations, journalists are also trained in investigative journalism. We would always continue to do that so that we bring out the information that will ease your personnel in carrying out their responsibilities,” he said.