Delta Inaugurates Task Force To Check Cattle Rearers

Cattle RearersThe Delta State Government has set up a high powered Task Force headed by the State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Ikechukwu Aduba, to check the influx, indiscriminate movement and activities of cattle and the herdsmen across the state.

While Inaugurating the task force at the Government House, Asaba, the State Governor, Dr. Emmanuel Uduaghan, observed that activities of cattle and cattle rearers have posed a new security challenge in the state.

The sudden influx of cattle rearers in the state, who in recent times have attacked farmers in their farms ,robbing them and even raping their women has sent fear down the spine of farmers who now dread the thought of going to their farms in their own communities.

The Delta State Government has taken a huge step to put a check on the activities of these cattle rearers and has set up a task powered force to do so.

This high powered task force has as its members, representatives of the Army, State Security Service, Nigeria Civil Defence Corps, Immigration, Traditional Rulers, Members of the State House of Assembly, Commissioners of Environment, Justice and Local Government Affairs, Council Chairmen, Traditional Rulers, Farmers Council, and Northern Communities in the state.

The task force have been mandated to monitor the herdsmen and also; identify their origin; arrest anyone in possession of fire arms and other dangerous weapons; control the influx of illegal immigrants to the state and hand over identified illegal immigrants to the Comptroller of Immigration in the state; check activities of people who occupy uncompleted buildings; and ensure that periodic report of the activities of the task force is sent to the State Security Council meeting.

In an interview session, the Chairman of the task force, Mr. Ikechukwu Aduba, who is the Commissioner of Police, assured all Deltans of their safety, noting that the task force would not fail in its responsibility of making the state unsafe for people with sinister intentions.

Delta Murder Case: Police Vow To Find Perpetrators

Police dispatchThe Delta State Commissioner of Police, Ikechukwu Aduba, says a crack team of police detectives led by the Deputy Commissioner of Police, CID, Asaba are trailing those behind the murder of two legal practitioners, Mr Dafiogho Egwuono and Samuel Ekwaghanju.

Both men were killed along the lonely oil company service road in Ozoro, Delta State.

In protest of the killing, the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, had threatened to boycott all cases related to kidnapping, under the guise that the two men were killed because they served as defence lawyers in a kidnap case at Ozoro High Court.

But the State Commissioner of Police has asked the NBA to give him time to investigate properly, the cause of the murder.

He said that the Police would do its best to unravel the killing and arraign suspects in the case as soon as they are apprehended.

Delta Police Command Intensifies Efforts To Curb Crime

The Delta State Police Command has put up measures to ensure tight security in the state following a local training on police office to combat the rate of crime. Some newly promoted officers were promoted as well during the event.

Speaking at the Passing out Parade, the state Commissioner of Police, Ikechukwu Aduba urged his men to be of good behavior and shun corruption so as to win the confidence of people once again.

The newly trained officers were seen displaying their expertise with their weapons and ready to combat crime with the knowledge just acquired.

Addressing all the officers present, Aduba urged them to shun corruption as much as possible, warning that anyone caught extorting money from Nigerians will have himself to blame.

Mr Aduba further encouraged the officers to try as much as possible to win back the confidence of the masses once again by abiding by the code of conduct of the police force.

Some newly confirmed and promoted officers were also decorated by the police commissioner.

Inspector Adeniyi Dare who responded on behalf of the officers appreciated the state police boss for the promotion and promised, on behalf of his colleagues, to do their best and make the police force proud.

Police arrest fake and improperly dressed officers in Onitsha

Officers from the Inspector-General of Police Monitoring Unit, under the office of Commissioner of Police, Mobile Police, on Tuesday, arrested some fake and improperly dressed police officers during a raid around the River Niger Bridge area, at the Asaba/Onitsha boundary.

The officers, led by a Superintendent of Police, Aniete Eyo, were sighted around the bridge and several riot police officers, some not fully dressed in police uniform, took to their heels on sighting the unit. some were however unlucky as they were apprehended and forced into the waiting van.

One of the officers who does not want to identified explained that six policemen were arrested for wearing illegal T-shirts and monkey jackets on top of their police uniforms. He further explained that another wore mufti face cap on a khaki-monkey jacket while another wore something that has police colour lining on the shoulder with the inscription, Gwoza – I have been there, on the back.

“We remove two (mobile policemen) on illegal escort duty from inside a Sport Utility Vehicle. A fake policeman was also arrested from a hideout, from where they hatch their operations of harassing people, while others ran away. Another one was caught with Pump Action gun. We arrested all of them and we are still moving around.”

“The Commissioner of Police has made spirited efforts to get some arrested before the arrival of the IG’s team.”

When contacted, the Delta State Commissioner of Police, Ikechukwu Aduba, confirmed that the monitoring unit came from Abuja.