Defense and Security

DSS Expresses Willingness To Collaborate With Police To Tackle Crimes

The Directorate of State Security Service, DSS, Lagos State command, has expressed  commitment in giving intelligence information to the Police command in Lagos.

Expressing this readiness, the Director of the service in Lagos, Mr. S.M. Waziri, during a familiarisation visit by the new Commissioner of Police in Lagos, CP. Idowu Owohunwa made this disclosure.

Waziri explained recently that giving information to the Police was not a favour, but statutory responsibility of the service.

He said, “We are happy to be giving information to the Police and we will continue to do it.

“We have gone beyond  primordial thinking of inter-agency rivalry. We will collaborate to ensure peaceful elections in Lagos.”

Speaking with the service boss in the state, CP Owohunwa solicited for synergy between the two sister security agencies for the safety and security of people in Lagos State.

He particularly called for synergy in the forth coming general elections, with a view to have a peaceful exercise.

Prior to this visit, the CP also visited the INEC electoral Commissioner in Lagos State, Mr. Olusegun Agbaje, where he assured him of adequate security for the officials, materials and the electorates during the elections.

The CP also assured him that the command will collaborate with sister security agencies to provide the needed security before, during and after the elections.

CP Owohunwa said he will take the security of INEC up from where the former CP Abiodun Alabi stopped.

Mr. Agbaje thanked the new CP for the visit and said that the commission had a good relationship with the former commissioner of Police in Lagos.

Agbaje said that he expected that such relationship will be made better with CP Owohunwa.

Agbaje further said that they were looking on to the Police to take leadership in security matter during the elections as stated in the Electoral Act.

The electoral commissioner noted that from all assessment so far, they believed that the Police was in deed prepared for the elections.

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