People of Ugborodo in Warri South West Local Government Area of Delta State have requested the establishment of a police post in their area to curb criminality.
Ugborodo is an Itsekiri kingdom comprising five communities namely: Aruntan, Ogidigben, Madaghon, Ajudaibo and Ijala.
The communities weekend during the visit of the new acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, to the area.
Speaking on behalf of the people, the Olaraja of Ugborodo land, Chief Priest Benson Dube Omadeli, said Itsekiris had become endangered species.
He described the visit as historic, noting that Itsekiri people were not criminals.
The chief priest also appealed to President Muhammadu Buhari to increase the presence of the Nigerian Navy in the area or betterstill, relocate the naval logistics headquarters from Oghara in Ethiope West Local Government Area of the state to Ugborodo.
He stated that being an area that lays the golden egg for the economic survival of the country, Ugborodo of about 150,000 people should not be left without a police post.
He added that dividends of democracy should trickle down from the Federal Government to the area more than they are presently doing.
In his response, the acting IG promised to deploy police presence to the area by setting up a police post, noting that he was in the area to seek partnership with the people as regards peace and security.
“We need to establish police presence at Ugborodo. We shall ensure the development of the area.
“The more peaceful you are, the more developed you’ll be.
“We are here to bring police presence here.
“I enjoin you to ooperate with the police and support them,” Idris admonished the people.