By Azubuike Okeh
The new Commissioner of Police in Rivers, Mr Usman Belel, has pledged to adhere to professionalism in discharging his responsibilities.
He told newsmen in Port Harcourt on Wednesday that the command would be committed to fighting crime.
The News Agency of Nigeria ((NAN) reports that Belel, who was transferred from Zamfara, is the seventh Commissioner of Police in Rivers in about four years.
“Under my watch, this command will work professionally to fight crime and make the state safer for residents to carry out their lawful businesses.
“Our duty is to ensure effective crime policing; we are out to do just that; we will not go back on this mandate,’’ he said.
He called on Rivers people to support police officers and men in their localities with intelligence information to aid them in service delivery.
Rivers Gov. Nyesom Wike had earlier in the week urged the commissioner of police to avoid partisanship in discharging his duties.
The governor alleged that some law enforcement agencies in the state displayed bias in the course of their duties.
Belel, the seventh Police Commissioner since Wike assumed duty as the governor, is the 39th Police Commissioner in Rivers since its creation on May 27, 1967.