The Commissioner of Police in Benue State, Mr Etim Ene Okon has commended the Interfaith Dialogue Forum for Peace (IDFP) for embarking on peace advocacy to the state, describing the visit as an appropriate action to be pursued.
Okon said that the IDFP has also demonstrated its resolve in preaching peace in the country.
The state police boss gave the commendation when the IDFP team visited him on Thursday in Makurdi adding that the mandate of the police is to maintain law and order, “but we know that cannot be achieved in an atmosphere of chaos and anarchy.”
He said, “The constitutional mandate of the Nigeria Police is to protect lives and property. In a way the police are peace advocates just like your forum. We must be engaged in preaching and embracing peace. It is only in a peaceful society that you can maintain law and order.
Benue state has been a focus in the past eight or nine months. But we are working hard to ensure we secure the lives and properties of our citizens,” he said.