Zamfara first, my primary responsibility–CP Yaro

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Zamfara Police commissioner, Abutu Yaro

First and foremost, I would like to thank Almighty Allah (SWA) for giving me the strength and opportunity to stand before you today as the Commissioner of Police Zamfara State Command. 

My deep appreciation goes to the Inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed A Adamu NPM, mni for finding me worthy of this appointment.

 Let me use this medium to thank His Excellency the Executive Governor of Zamfara State, Dr. Bello Muhammad Matawalle MON, for his warm reception and hospitality.

 Enhancement of the existing excellent security architecture of the State government shall remain a primary objective of my tenure.

 I have to also express my gratitude to members of the press most profoundly for their tremendous cooperation, collaboration and synergy with the Police and other security agencies which has contributed immensely in enlightening, educating and informing members of the public on our crime prevention activities, without which the successes of our operations would not have been acknowledged.

CP Abutu Yaro being received by the police at the commnd’s headquarters in Gusau

However, on my assumption of duty as the Commissioner of Police on 22nd December 2020, 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.

 In order to achieve this objective, 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.

Our strategies will also be an intelligence led community policing which transcends law enforcement to embrace human security and development services, but necessarily require diverse expertise and whole community support.

CP Abutu Yaro addressing journalists in his first press conference at the command’s Headquarters in Gusau

 Our policing has to be driven by fore knowledge and 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.

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 responsibilities in line with the professional ethics of the force.

Also, human right violation, currupt practices and other unprofessional conduct will not be tolerated.

Finally, I want to appeal 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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