Key into peace process or face consequences – Zamfara CP warns bandits


From Maiharaji Altine Gusau

The new Zamfara state police Commissioner, CP Husaini Rabi,u has warned all the recalcitrant criminal elements in the state to key into the state Government’s peace process and surrender their arms or face dare consequences.

The Commissioner made the warning during his first maiden press briefing with journalists in his office today.

The commissioner called on members of the public to continue to support the Police and other security agencies with credible information on activities of criminal elements in the state.

He maintained that, since his assumption of office few days ago, he has been studying the insecurity situation in the state with a view to finding a lasting solution to it.

 “On my assumption of duty as the Commissioner of Police on 6th May, 2021, I made a careful study of the peculiar nature of security challenges that are prevelant in Zamfara State, which are banditry, kidnapping, cattle rustling, armed robbery, culpable homicide and other related crimes”.

 “In order to stem the tide of the above security challenges, I and my  management team have commenced the review of the existing crime fighting strategies holistically so that we can continue from the successes recorded by my predecessor”. 

He  maintained that, combat readiness, determination and total commitment of the police under his watch would be through total onslaught against vicious crimes which would be carried out in partnership with the State Government, other security agencies, Traditional Rulers, Community and Religious leaders. 

The commissioner said his policing strategy would be an intelligence led driven and community participation and engagement which transcends law enforcement to embrace human security and development services.

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

“Our synergy with other security agencies in the state will be enhanced to ensure that we provide an effective security service to the people of Zamfara State where  atmosphere will be conducive for all and sundry”. 

“In view of the above therefore, I want to assure members of the public in Zamfara State that the Police under my watch will discharge its mandate in line with the professional ethics of the force.

The commissioner concluded that “Human right violation, currupt practices and other unprofessional conduct will not be tolerated under my watch”.

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