In a joint effort to address rising criminal activities within Ebonyi state, the Correspondents’ Chapel of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and the Nigeria Police Force have established a partnership.
During a recent courtesy visit by the chapel to the Commissioner of Police in Ebonyi, Augustina Ogbodo, she acknowledged journalists as crucial participants in the battle against crime.
She emphasized the significance of their role in ensuring security within the state.
Ogbodo expressed her commitment to maintaining an ongoing collaboration with the chapel, aiming to safeguard Ebonyi from potential security threats.
“The truth is that journalists are very indispensable in information dissemination, they hold the key to it.
“The command will continue to partner with the press for crime prevention and control,” she added.
Earlier, Uchenna Inya, acting chairman of the chapel, said the visit was to strengthen the relationship between the police and media practitioners in curbing crime in the state.
Inya commended the police command for its efforts to stabilise the security system across communities in Ebonyi.
“There will be lawlessness without security agents, especially the police, which have been at the forefront in the fight against crime in the society,” Inya said.
“We are here to assure you of our support in the fight against crime and criminality in our dear state through our reportage as watchdog of the society,” he added.