The new Gombe State Police Commissioner, Mr. Ahmed Shehu has pledged to ensure a more robust movement of police patrol within the state, especially in vulnerable areas, like the hinterlands, for the communities to feel the presence of the security in their areas.
At his first press briefing in Gombe, Mr. Shehu said based on the regulations of the Nigerian Government to curb the spread of the Coronavirus, the command would conduct its affairs, especially in enforcing the virus restrictions, in consonance with government’s directives.
He said ”the police would continue to adjust its timetable to fit that of the Nigerian Government, to ensure the observance of the rule of law.”
Mr. Shehu said the public should reveal those in the habit of extorting money from travellers, who violate the ban on interstate travels, so that they would be made to face the law and serve as deterrent to others.
He stated that ”he was equally considering revitalising the skills acquisition programme once introduced by a former Commissioner of Police in the state for the youths, to keep them off crime, but that it would depend on the availability of funds.”
Mr. Shehu said ”he planned on reaching out to other sister security agencies in the state for collaboration so that there would be peace in Gombe State.
”Those our sister organisations, definitely I am going to pay them a courtesy visit to ensure that we synergise, we discuss. And again, because we are the first ones in charge of security, we will reach out to them. We are going to act appropriately to ensure that there is synergy between us.”
The new Gombe State Police Commissioner said he intended to build on the good legacies of the out-gone Commissioner of Police, Mr. Bello Makwashi.
Before his redeployment to Gombe State, Mr. Shehu was the Commissioner of Police in Charge of Explosive Ordinance Department at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.