Police In Abia Give Road Map For New Year

Rivers policePolice in Abia State have reiterated their commitment to ridding the state of criminals, hinting that this year would witness robust plans and security roadmap aimed at facilitating crime management and prevention.

The Commissioner of Police in the State, Mr Adeleye Oyebade, briefed reporters of the roadmap on Monday at the police headquarters, Bende Road.

Adopted Strategies

He said that the strategies that would be adopted include partnering with the public on information about crime happening within their domain, as well rigorous training of the personnel and ensuring that in crime fighting, the fundamental rights of every citizens are protected.

“This New Year, we are going to intensify security at the flashpoint areas across the state. The reason is to fish out the criminals in their hideouts.

“I would implore the members of the public to continue to partner with us because information is critical in crime management.

“I have always used every opportunity of gatherings like this one to give out our phone numbers and contact to inhabitants of the state to enable us fight crime and maintain peace and tranquility in the state,” he told reporters.

The Commissioner further stressed that security was everybody’s business and assured the residents that the police were resilient and committed to flushing out criminals in the state.

“I want to guaranty all Abians that their safety would always be our priority. Therefore, all hands must be on deck to make Abia State a safe haven for investment and business to thrive this year,” he added.

Police Caution Politicians Ahead Of Abia LG Polls

abia-policeAhead of the Abia local government elections, the state Police has challenged politicians to play by the rules and avoid actions capable of disturbing the existing peace.

The State Commissioner of Police, Mr Adeleye Oyebade, asked political leaders to ensure that they do not allow their supporters to create mayhem before, during and after the exercise.

The December 21 polls which coincides with the run-up to the yuletide celebrations, follows the just concluded violence-ridden rerun elections in River state.

The police commissioner also led men and officers of his command into the streets and markets to create awareness on what he described as the “new form of policing” that frowns at bribery and corruption.

He warned that police officers have been stationed in critical areas to fish out miscreants set to foment trouble.

Police Strategise To Avert ‘Ember Months’ Crime In Abia

Police, Imo, Ember Months, CrimePolice have strategically positioned personnel at various entrances into Abia State in southeast Nigeria.

The Abia State Police Command says the development is part of measures to prevent and reduce crime in the state during the ’ember months’.

Addressing personnel in Umuahia, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Adeleye Oyebade, said the deployment would also guarantee travelers and residents’ safety on the highways.

He added that due to influx of people in and out of the state during the period, the efforts put in place would assist in checkmating crime.

Mr Adeleye reassured the people of the state that the police would leave no stone upturned to ensure their safety.

He also urged officials at the command to be diligent, professional and honest in the course of their duty.

Police Broker Peace Between Farmers And Herdsmen In Oyo

Child ThiefAnother peace parley took place between Oke Ogun farmers and herdsmen at the Eleyele spearheaded by the Police, with firm resolutions from both parties not to breach the existing fragile peace but strengthen it.

The meeting was held on Tuesday at the headquarters of the Oyo State Police Command.

At the parley, both sides registered their complaints, highlighted issue resulting in frequent clashes between them and sought mutually acceptable solutions to the impasse.

The Oyo State Police Commissioner, Mr Adeleye Oyebade, appealed to both sides to continue to explore alternative dispute resolution through constant dialogue instead of taking laws into their hands, destroying lives and property in the process.

Mr Adeleye added that any group that infringed on the agreement contained in the November 2015 communique, which was jointly signed by all stakeholders, would be dealt with.

Tempers flared as both farmers and herdsmen bare their minds on issues leading to frequent clashes.

Blames were traded back and forth, but the Oyo State Police boss insisted that there must be amicable resolution of the crisis by all concerned, averting any escalation of violence in the process.

The National Secretary of the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association of Nigeria in Oke Ogun area of Oyo State, Mr Hussein Mohammed, said efforts to resolve issues within themselves had been futile, as some of their cattle had been poisoned.

He, however, added that his group would do its best to abide by the decision to promote peace.

While making a case for his community, the traditional ruler in one of the agrarian communities in Oke Okun, the Onikoyi of Ikoyi Ile in Oriire Local Government Area, Oba Abdulyekeen Ladipo, also told the police that lots of farmland had been destroyed beyond repair.

He also promised that his people would work towards peace and put the past behind them.

In the meantime, a Joint Task Force, comprising representatives from both parties and the police has been saddled with the responsibility of monitoring grazing activities in the affected areas.