Nigerian Police renews commitment to end kidnapping, banditry

Ismail Umar, Sokoto 


The Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of operations, DIG Abdulmajid Ali, said the police will strategize its mechanisms employed under the operation “Puff Adder” to curb the activities of kidnapping and armed bandits in three months across the country.

The Deputy Inspector General stated this while he was on duty tour to Sokoto State Police command, in North West Nigeria.

According to him, the federal government has procured a number of logistics that would be distributed to various commands to enhance all the existing operations in the country.

“Government has purchased different operational logistics that will help the police to curb with different criminalities especially, kidnapping and armed bandits” The DIG said.

He added that as soon as those logistics reach the affected states it will help the police to commence marching in to the bushes to bring an end to the menace in three months.

He also appeal to the federal government to allow the Nigeria Police to lead other sister security agencies in the fight against insurgency in the country.

Mr Ali challenged the police to intensify efforts in the fight against the armed bandits as they all know it was collective responsibility.

He assured them that all necessary support needed Will be given a proper attention to motivate them to deliver effectively.

“I assured you that all support required will be given as you all know the Inspector General of police Muhammad Adamu, is committed to that especially your warfare”. He added.

The DIG however called on all relevant stakeholders to assist police with relevant information that will help them to bring an end to the situation.

Earlier, the Sokoto State Commissioner of Police, Mr Ibrahim Sani Ka’oje, said the command has recorded tremendous successes through the reduction in crimes to minimum level in the state.

Mr Ka’oje said all the success was part of the efforts by the police in the command through operation “Puff Adder” that was launched earlier this year.

According to him the command is faced with logistic problems, because it still operating within the limited available resources to control the activities of bandits in the state.

He appeal to government to provide enough logistics and manpower that will assist the police of the command to deliver their constitutional mandate.

The CP also appeal to the DIG to extend the existing operation to cover all neighboring states which were affected by the activities of banditry.