By Francis Sadhere

 Outgoing Delta State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ikechukwu Aduba has called on the dreaded Boko Haram sect to lay down their arms and embrace peace for the growth and development of the Nation, assuring Nigerians that the Federal Government would soon win the war against terrorists.

Mr. Aduba made this call while addressing members of the Police Community Relation Committee (PCRC) and his well-wishers. He thanked the State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan and the good people of Delta State for their support throughout his service to the state.

He charged Police Officers in the State and nation at large to be men of integrity so as to earn respect from the public.

The retired Commissioner of Police disclosed that the secret of his success lies in his firm belief in connecting with the grassroots.

He added that his time in the force has taken him across the six geopolitical zones of the country.

Mr. Aduba thanked the State PCRC for the honor and revealed that he had good relationship with the body, especially with its State Chairman, chief Bravo Oviri

The State PCRC Chairman, Chief Oviri described the outgoing Commissioner of Police as a man of the people who is well trained to combat crime and prayed that his successor would continue with the good work in terms of fighting crime.

The Warri Area Command, Mr. Rabiu Husseini and a business-mogul, Chief Tunde Smooth, amongs others, who spoke at the occasion noted that Mr. Aduba served the Force in particular and the nation in general meritoriously.

Mr. Aduba joined the service as a Cadet Assistant Superintended of Police in 1981 and bowed out of the Nigeria Police Force upon attaining the retirement age of 60.

He served at various divisions in Imo, Rivers and Akwa Ibom States and was posted to Delta State in March 2012 as the Commissioner Police after serving the same position in Plateau and Bauchi States at separate times.