The Atoizu Police Station was officially inaugurated by Special Guest Er Picto Shohe, MLA 32 A/C, Atoizu on Friday, 9 September.
The inauguration was attended by Joseph Hesso IPS, Dy Inspector General of Police, Nagaland, Khekali Y Sema, NPS Superintendent of Police Zunheboto, Atoizu Area GB Association, Nukutulu S Venuh, NCS Additional Deputy Commissioner. Atoizu, public leaders, GBs and civil societies.
In the inaugural function, MLA Shohe said the long-held aspirations of upgradation of Atoizu police outpost had been approved after his formal request to Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio and Deputy Chief Minister Y Patton and has finally become the fully fledged Atoizu Police Station today. He also expressed his gratitude to Joseph Hesso, IPS, Dy Inspector General of Police (HQ) and Khekali Y Sema, NPS, Superintendent of Police, Zunheboto for extending their support during the process of upgradation.
People in the region should work together and cooperate with the district administration and police, the MLA told the gathering and urged them to obey the laws as responsible citizens.
Speaking on behalf of the Atoizu public, Er Hukato Shohe, president of Atoizu Area GB Association, thanked Er Picto Shohe and the people who supported the project. He said these developments are public property therefore people should take care of them and also co-operate with each other for more development to take place in the region.
Nukutulu S Venuh, NCS, Addl Deputy Commissioner, Atoizu described the day as a red-letter day for Atoizu citizens and thanked the State government for approving the project.
In a short speech, Joesph Hesso IPS, Dy Inspector General of Police (HQR) highlighted the urban and rural police stations, adding that the upgradation of Atoizu Police Station would cover rural police stations for administrative conveniences. He further said that with the sincere efforts of the incumbent MLA, Atoizu Constituency, the Atoizu Police Station has become a reality and added that he would give his best to bring about more basic infrastructural development in the days ahead.
Khekali Y Sema, NPS, SP Zuheboto in the opening remarks said that Atoizu Police Station is located about 22km away from the district headquarter Zunheboto. Pointing out that Atoizu Police Station was first established as an outpost in 1974, she said the upgraded police station will cover 22 villages under its functional jurisdiction.
Sema stated much is need to be initiated with the setting up of Atoizu Police Station in terms of infrastructural development and manpower reinforcement, and encouraged everyone to work together in the days ahead.
The SP appealed to the gathering to support each other in building a peaceful atmosphere and to co-operate with the subordinate officers and personals to maintain peace and harmony in the region.
Sema further said the main concern of her officers and personals will be crime detection and prevention to promote a peaceful atmosphere. Stressing that Zunheboto police is seriously dealing with the war against drugs, the SP urged civil societies such as Hoho and student union organisations to work together to fight against such illegal activities in the district.
Earlier, Er Picto Shohe laid a foundation stone of Atoizu Police Station. The program was chaired by Vekhrolo Koza, NPS, Addl SP Zuheboto. Rev Mulato Chishi, Executive Secretary, SBAK (Aizuto) pronounced the invocation while the benediction was given by Hoketo Yeptho, Pastor, Police Baptist Church Zunheboto.