Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Ngozi Onadeko, has sought the cooperation of the General Officer Commanding, 2 Division of the Nigerian Army, Major General Anthony Bamidele Omozoje, in tackling security responsibilities.
The Police boss who paid a courtesy visit to the GOC in his office at Odogbo Cantonment, Ibadan expressed appreciation for the help the Division’s Garrison Commander has rendered from time to time to the state police command through a security outfit in the state, Operation Burst.
Responding, the Major General Omozoje assured the police commissioner of his full support, saying that he could be called at anytime there is need for it.
Noting that Onadeko’s position would come with its challenges, the GOC said that what she would do, and how she would operate would tell a lot to those who would come after her.
“Being a trailblazer by being the pioneer female commissioner in the state is historical and a landmark achievement.
“It’s a very big responsibility, but I believe you have what it takes to confront it, perform and set a new standard for policing in the state.
“The relationship between the Army and the police has been very cordial. We even worked closely aftermath the EndSARS protests.
“We have been working together, and will continue to do so because we are all playing on the same field, and we are all working towards the same objective,” Omozoje said.
The GOC went further to appeal to all beads of security agencies int he state to be united in order to defeat the various crimes and other security challenges in the state.
“No part of the country is in isolation. What happens in Oyo State has an effect in Edo State. When we have Nigeria in view, then our actions will be right,” he added