- The Nigeria Police Force has intensified its offensive against armed bandits currently terrorizing parts of the country
- The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Tuesday, April 9, visited Sokoto and Zamfara states
- The two states are the worst hit and currently experiencing the challenges of armed banditry and other associated crimes
The Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Tuesday, April 9, visited Sokoto and Zamfara states as the Nigeria Police Force intensify its operations against armed bandits currently terrorizing parts of the country.
The two states are the worst hit and currently experiencing the challenges of armed banditry and other associated crimes.
The IGP who was accompanied by the DIG Operations, DIG Abdumajid Ali, conducted an on-the- spot evaluation of operational and deployment strategies currently in place in both states.
The police boss also had a “one-on-one” interaction with officers and men on the ground, in order to help galvanize local support for the police and other security forces currently engaged in the recently launched Operation Puff Adder.
While addressing the officers and men of both commands, the IGP charged them to be on the offensive and take the battle to the bandits’ camp and ensure total reclamation and domination of all the public spaces occupied by them and bring them to justice.
In a town hall meeting held in Gusau, capital of Zamfara state which drew participants from relevant stakeholders, including; top government officials, the IGP commiserated with the community members particularly those who lost their loved ones or incurred one loss or another as a result of the activities of the bandits.
He, however, called on the people to support the security agencies with human intelligence and any relevant information that could aid the success of the operation.
On their part, the stakeholders commended the federal government for banning mining activities in their area.
They equally requested for increased deployment of policemen to their communities, even as they prayed that the members of the Civilian Joint Task Force be allowed to join the police in tackling the menace of armed bandits in their communities.
Meanwhile, Senator Shehu Sani has berated some state governors in Nigeria who spend more time in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja than their states.
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According to the senator representing Kaduna central senatorial district, the governors spend days in Abuja all in the name of meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari.
“While their states are in flames,most of the Governors spent Mondays to Thursdays in Abuja in the name of meeting with Mr President. And on Fridays, praying with Mr President in the Villa mosques,” he tweeted.
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