The Journalists International Forum For Migration (JIFORM) has expressed sympathy over the fire incident that affected the Control Room of Delta State Police Command.
The body headquartered in Lagos with over 300 journalists covering migration across the globe said “whatever affects the police should bother all of us”.
In a statement on Monday signed by Ajibola Abayomi, the President JIFORM, he said the media foundation “identifies with the men and officers of the Nigeria Police Force in the Delta State over the inferno, and we are happy that no life was lost.
“JIFORM cares because the police officers under the leadership of Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Ari Ali in the Delta State have been doing so much to protect the lives and property of Nigerians. Not only that, we are proud of them for maintaining law, peace and order as nothing can thrive in a chaotic environment.
“For the police to secure us, the officers must be safe and secured. They are our friends and brothers, although the Force has its own challenges like every other profession in the world.
“JIFORM makes bold to say that the police are a reflection of our society so they are part of us and we have a duty to cooperate with them to secure Nigeria the most and further assist us to control crime associated with migration.”
Since 2018, JIFORM is reputable for organizing annual international migration summits. The body attended the global summit for media in Tunisia in 2019 courtesy of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and will in October this year stage her 3rd global summit in Canada.
Among several workshops and training programmes for media, migration advocates and various stakeholders, the JIFORM organized the maiden African Migration Summit in Ghana between February 25-25 in conjunction with the Nekotech Center of Excellence and was part of the organizing team for the migration and Diaspora summits held on April 20 and 22 in Oyo and Cross River states respectively this month.