The Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in charge of Enerhen Unit in Delta State, CSP Mukhtari Bello has been praised by a group known as the Comments Communication West Africa Network (CCWN), for the breakthrough in crime fighting with the efficient engagement of community vigilantes.

The group also presented an award of Excellence in Regional Partnership Award For Community Policing to CDP Mukhtar. News Hub Mag! gathered that the award was given to him at his office.

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Presenting the award, the Coordinator of the group, Mr Efe-Khaese Osano, said it took the group over six months to appraise the performance of the Enerhen police division in crime fighting before coming to the conclusion that the unit under CSP Bello deserves an award.

According to him, “we the members of Comments Communication West Africa Network, took it upon ourselves to evaluate the synergy between the police and vigilantes that happens to be an integral part of community policing as a way of ascertaining efficiency in crime fighting.

“In the course of this appraisal notable police division where we have large concentration of residents within the Warri metropolis and its environs were taken into consideration and at end, we realized that Enerhen Division was a step ahead in combining local vigilantes in combating crimes over a period of time.

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“And that’s why we have decided today to come and appreciate the DPO of that Division, CSP Bello with this award to spur him to do more and also encourage other heads of police divisions across the state to also doubled their efforts in this regard.”

Responding to the award, the award recipient, CSP Mukhtari Bello, commended the group for finding him worthy of the award which he described as a motivation to both himself and the men and officers under the division to do more in the job of crime fighting.

He also thanked the Delta State Police Commissioner, CP Hafiz Inuwa, for the trust and confidence bestowed on him as the DPO of the Enerhen Division.

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