New CP vows to end banditry, kidnapping in Zamfara, calls for public support


From Maiharaji Altine Gusau

The new commissioner of police posted to Zamfara state, Alhaji Abutu Yaro has vowed to end banditry and kidnappings that have crippled the socioeconomic development of the state.

Addressing journalists in Gusau today, CP Abutu said after a careful study of the security challenges in the state which included cattle custling, armed banditry, reprisal attack, kidnapping /abduction, culpable homicide and farmers /herders clash, he designed a blueprint to tackle the menace.

He said “On my assumption of duty, I came up with a vision and mission under my operational strategies “ZAMFARA FIRST ” which means working hand in hand with the host communities to promote peace, security and safety of Zamfara State through dedication, commitment and professionalism”. 

“This I designed after a careful study of the security challenges that are prevelent in the State that include : cattle rustling, armed banditry, reprisal attack, kidnapping /abduction, culpable homicide and to some extent farmers /herders clash”.

 To achieve the desired objective, CP Abutu said “My management team and I have commenced the review of the existing crime prevention methodologies so that we can meet up with the challenges of modern day policing”.

“Our combat readiness, determination and total commitment towards onslaught against vicious crimes in partnership with the State Government, Traditional Rulers, Community and Religious leaders will be greatly improved and sustained”.

He maintained that the strategies would also be an intelligence led community policing which transcends law enforcement to embrace human security and development services. 

 “Our policing has to be driven by fore knowledge and guided by intelligence at strategic, operational and tactical levels”. 

 He stressed that the policing must  be proactive, preventive in orientation and conducted within the context of public ownership, partnership, participation, problem solving and community support with a mainstream human security.

He  assured members of the public  that the Police under his watch would discharge its responsibilities in line with the professional ethics of the force.

He however warned that, human right violation, corrupt practices and other unprofessional conduct will not be tolerated. 

The commissioner appealed for continued support, cooperation and collaboration from all and sundry through giving useful and timely information to the Police on activities of criminal elements for prompt action.

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