The newly deployed Commissioner of Police in Abia State, CP Mustapha Mohammed Bala on Wednesday paid a courtesy visit to the 14th Commander in charge of the 14 Brigade of Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Adegoke Moses Adetuyi at the Brigade Headquarters Goodluck Ebele Jonathan Barracks in Ohafia. He said the visit is to create a good relationship with the Nigerian Army in the state and foster synergy for effective service delivery to the people of the state. “I need the collaboration, engagement, support, and synergy,” he told newsmen. He stressed that on his own he needs the support of the Army to ensure safety in the state and ensure effective service delivery and protection of lives and property. He assured the commander that the police will work together with the Army and is willing to answer whenever he is called upon as he takes over the mantle and leadership of the state police. “I look forward to seeing a good relationship with the Army,” he said. While receiving the commissioner of police, the commander in charge Brigadier General Adegoke Moses Adetuyi said the visit is an honour and an indication of the CP’s experience on the job. His words “The way you are seeking the support of the army is the same way the army is seeking your support”. He assured him that the 14 Brigade Army under his watch will give all the necessary support that is required to secure the state and its environment to ensure that there is peace and security. The Area Commander Ohafia ACP Raymond Eneagbo thanked the brigade commander and his officers for the good relationship with the police, especially on patrol, and appealed to the Army to continue the good work they have been doing together with the police. The highlight of the visit is the presentation of an award to the commissioner of police CP Mustapha Mohammed as a sign of appreciation for the visit to the Command. The newly promoted CP, was the former Deputy Commissioner of Police, State Criminal Investigation Department Owerri Imo State. He is currently the 32nd commissioner of police in Abia State Command since the separation of Abia from the old Imo State.