Police renew commitments to end criminal activities in Nigeria

By Ismail Umar, Sokoto

Nigeria Police moves to tackle crimes

The Nigeria Police is restrategising its mechanisms employed under the operation ”Puff Adder” to curb the activities of kidnapping and armed bandits in three months.

The Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of operations, DIG Abdulmajid Ali said this while he was on duty tour to Sokoto State command.

Mr Ali said the Nigerian government has procured a number of logistics that would be distributed to various commands to enhance all the existing operations in the country.

”As soon as the 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 stated.

Mr Ali also appealed to the Nigerian government to allow the Police to lead other sister security agencies in the fight against insurgency.

Intensifying efforts
He challenged Police officers to intensify efforts in the fight against the armed bandits, stressing that it is a collective responsibility.

He assured them that all necessary support needed would be provided to motivate them to deliver effectively.

Mr Ali  however called on all relevant stakeholders to assist police with relevant information that would help them to bring an end to the situation.

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

Mr Ka’oje said ”all the successes 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’s still operating within the limited available resources to control the activities of bandits in the state.

He appealed to government to provide enough logistics and manpower that would assist the police to deliver their constitutional mandate.

Mr Ka’oje also urged the Deputy Inspector General of Police to extend the existing operation to cover all neighbouring states affected by the activities of banditry.


Mercy Chukwudiebere