The Acting Inspector–General of Police (IGP), Mr Kayode Egbetokun has called for improved relationship with the traditional institution to stem insecurity in the country.
The IGP made the call when he paid homage to the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Bayero at his palace on Friday in Kano.
He emphasised the role of traditional institutions in complementing efforts of security operatives in crime control.
The police boss said that traditional rulers were very critical to the fight against crime and criminality in Nigeria.
Egbetokun said the Police Force would continue to partner with stakeholders to tackle security challenges in the country.
“We are looking forward to a police force that will be so positioned to respond adequately to the dynamics of crimes and criminality in Nigeria.
“We cannot achieve this without support of the traditional institution. We appeal to his highness to mobilise other traditional rulers in Nigeria to support our vision for the good people of the country,” he said.
Responding, the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Bayero, appealed to the police to do everything possible to curb the menace of crime and criminality.
The traditional ruler also advised Nigerians to support the force with information to ease the fight against insecurity
He said the palace was part and parcel of the force because late Ado Bayero was a native administration police officer.
Bayero lauded President Bola Tinubu for appointing an upright and committed police officer as IGP.
He further said that President had made a wise choice in appointing him because they worked with the acting IGP together in Lagos.
The Emir also commended the state Commissioner of Police, Hussaini Gumel for the successes recorded since his assumption in the state.
The royal father who thanked the police boss for the visit, also prayed for a successful and peaceful tenure for Egbetokun. (NAN)