The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Muhammed Adamu, has stressed the need for complete moral re-orientation and improvement in the way the police deal with the public to gain public trust.
Adamu, who was represented by Peter Ogunyanwo, the DIG in-charge of Research and Planning, stated this on Tuesday during his official visit to the Oyo State Police Command, Ibadan.
The IGP said that the force needed to talk on morals because a lot of officers and men lacked the necessary moral values, adding that they needed to be above board.
“We must be able to deliver quality service because it would determine the perspective of the public to the police.
“We must be on the side of the good because government employed us to enforce law and prevent crime.
“You must have the fear of God in everything you do. If the CP (commissioner of police) is not seeing you, remember that God is watching you. You must follow the rules of law at all times.
“They call us public servants; we must not turn ourselves to masters on the road; respect anyone you see in mufty on the road.
“The intention of most police officers on the road is to collect money but always remember that everything is not money,” Adamu said.
He called on police personnel to always assess themselves and do their work well in order to improve on their performances and gain public trust.
The police chief said that community policing was key and the only way the police could perform well.
Earlier, the AIG Zone XI, Mr Leye Oyebade and the Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Shina Olukolu, pledged the commitment of the police to doing the right thing.
Edited by ‘Wale Sadeeq
Police decorates 69 promoted officers in Bauchi
The Bauchi State Police Commissioner, CP Lawan Jimeta, on Monday decorated 69 newly promoted officers to various ranks.
Speaking during the decoration in Bauchi, Jimeta called on the newly promoted officers to re-double their efforts for better performance.
He said that the promoted officers consist of 3 Deputy Superintendents of Police (DSPs) to Superintendents of Police (SPs), and 66 Inspectors to Assistant Superintendents of Police (ASP).
Jimeta urged the Officers to be hard working and dedicated to their duty and treat their subordinates with kindness.
“Be disciplined, rededicate yourself to the service and be responsive to the responsibilities that come with the new rank,” he said.
According to the police chief, the decoration is sequel to the recent nationwide promotions of 6,601 of officers and men of the force.
Jimeta congratulated the newly promoted officers on behalf of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu.
He also advised them to shun all unprofessional conducts, human right violation, bribery and corruption.
Responding on behalf of the newly decorated officers, SP Sule Sani, appreciated the IGP for considering them worthy of elevation to their new ranks.
Edited By: Saidu Adamu (NAN)
Uncertainty trails 9th IGP Taekwondo Championships
Ebikefe said that the annual championship was part of effort to identify talents and promote the sport in the country.
“The annual IGP Championship had been held for the past eight years, being an inspiring tournament for taekwondo athletes and officials, but we are not sure of this year’s edition.
That is affecting the sports sector and our IGP Championships but we are keeping tab on developments as to when lockdown will be called off completely and schedule for the National Sports Festival declared,” she said.
According to Ebikefe, the 8th edition of IGP Championships held from July 24, 2019 to July 28,2019 in Port Harcourt, had 250 participants.
The winners carted away with four gold and three bronze medals.
Nasarawa, safest state in North-Central – CP
The Commissioner of Police in Nasarawa, Mr Bola Longe, on Thursday, described the state as the safest in the North-Central geopolitical zone, in spite of the recent security challenges.
Longe, who said this while addressing newsmen in Lafia, noted that notwithstanding the kidnappings, house break-ins, farmer-herders’ clashes and rape cases, Nasarawa was relatively safer than other states in the zone.
He attributed the safety in the state to the concerted efforts by the police command and other security outfits in tackling the challenges headlong.
“Occasionally, we have incidents of house break-ins, occasional kidnappings and robberies are minimal in the state.
“Our personnel in Nasarawa are highly professional and they are deployed professionally.
“As I have said before, the crime rate in this state is tolerable and the state is the safest in the north-central zone,” he said.
Longe identified some of the steps taken by the command to minimise crime in the state to include deployment of police officers to strategic areas and creation of 25 new pin-down points in Lafia.
The police commissioner also spoke about the activation of the Inspection-General of Police’s community strategy called “Operation Puff Adder” to minimise crime in the state.
He said that Keffi, Garaku, Gudi and Akwanga were now fully covered, adding “we are ready to deal decisively with anyone, who may want to make life difficult for the law– abiding citizens.
“Then, Nasarawa-Eggon, Shabu, Lafia, Jenkwe, Kadarko, Adogi, Assakio, Sabon Gida, Doma, Obi, Awe and Keana local government areas are also fully covered. We have deployed our men everywhere,” he said.
According to him, the command has resolved to make do with what is available to it, to protect the lives and property of the people of the state, instead of complaining about its challenges.
“I have said it before that it is a only non-professional, who does not know what he is doing, that will be complaining. I cannot be complaining that we don’t have sufficient manpower.
“We can make do with the manpower we have. I cannot complain that we don’t have sufficient vehicles. With the vehicles we have, we are moving around. What we need majorly is information.
“Community policing takes police activities to the grassroots and brings the grassroots nearer to the police; through adequate information dissemination, it will work.
“So, I have no handicap. Our men are working. The IGP is always supporting us. The governor is also supporting us.
“We will continue to do our best within the purview of our operational latitude, and by the grace of God, Nasarawa is a state that has low rate of criminal activities.
“It is the safest in the north-central zone and it will continue to be, because we will not rest on our oars.
“On daily basis, we are strategising on how to make things difficult for the criminals. We don’t sleep,” he said.
The police commissioner appealed to the people of the state to continue to assist the police with credible information that would lead to more successes in the fight against criminality.
“Rapists and armed robbers stay among the people. For the kidnappers, some of them stay in the bush and may be remote from where we are, but they are not remote from where the people are.
“That is why we are giving our phone numbers out, so that the public can, at any time, reach out to us.
“Sometimes, they don’t allow me to rest. People phone me day and night and I always direct our men to go wherever we have complaints,” he said.
Edited By: Folorunso Poroye and (NAN)‘Wale Sadeeq
Kaduna: Police arrest 207 suspected bandits, kidnappers
The Police Command in Kaduna State has announced the arrest 207 suspected bandits, kidnappers, cattle rustlers and rapists. The Commissioner of Police, Mr Umar Muri who made the disclosure at a press briefing on Wednesday in Kaduna, said the arrests were made in the last few weeks.
He said that a number of recoveries were made which included, 41 guns, 1,113 rounds of AK47 live ammunition, 16 rounds of live cartridges, 26 empty shells of AK47 and 17 sharp knives and cutlasses.
Other items recovered from the suspects were N93 million and 180,070 Saudi Riyals, as well as N5.7 million of fake US Dollarrs, 200,00 fake Euro Bills, 210,000 fake CFA Currency and N2.7 million fake Naira notes.
Also recoverd were 2,400 bags of stolen poultry feeds valued at N8.3 million, 823 bags of rice, 10 motor vehicles, 31 motorcycles and 15 Plasma Televisions valued N8.6 million.
Muri added that the command recoverd 833 rustled cattle, 20 sheep, 14 cell phones, nine Laptops, six fake Police ID Cards, two fire extinguishers, 48 sacks of dried leaves suspected to be Indian hemp and some assorted charms.
Muri stressed that the command would continue make the state uncomfortable for criminals and called for more support from the general public.
He recalled that the command, had between January to April, 2020, arrested no fewer than 81 suspected criminals and recovered various exhibits of their crimes.
“So far, all the suspects paraded are being diligently prosecuted with a view to gaining conviction, thereby taking these criminal elements out of circulation in our communities,” Muri added.
He stressed that the command has zero tolerance to any form of criminality, and would pursue criminals wherever they may hide across the state.
According to him, the efforts of police personnel and other security agencies have made the security situation in Kaduna State to be relatively stabile.
He added that it was also due to the continuous review of the operational strategies of the Command in collaboration with other sister security agencies and robust support and encouragement from the IGP, Mohammad Adamu.
Muri appreciated the public for their support and appealed for more, by providing credible information through the command’s phone lines: 08075391105 and 07039675856.
Edited By: Maharazu Ahmed (NAN)