The newly appointed Commissioner of Police in charge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Mr Musa Kimo, has assured residents of Nigeria’s capital of effective security.
Mr Kimo stated his willingness to partner with well-meaning individuals, groups and security agencies in securing Abuja and its environs.
Speaking shortly after taking over the affairs of the FCT Command from the immediate past Commissioner of Police, Kimo noted that the Police under his watch would be professional, fair, just and God-fearing in the discharge of their duties.
He commended his predecessor, Mr Mohammed Mustafa, for the role he played in maintaining security within and around the FCT.
The new FCT Police Commissioner promised to sustain the legacies he met, in line with the vision and mandate of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris.
The Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC) has commissioned a multi-million Naira residential quarters for Police officers in Port Harcourt.
While speaking at the commissioning of the 130 million Naira two-storey building, the acting Managing Director of NDDC, Mrs Ibim Semenitari, expressed optimism that the project would add value to the living conditions of the Police officers.
She said that the situation of security in the region has made the commission to continue to intervene, adding that the matter of accommodation for men of the security agencies is as old as the country itself.
The Rivers State Commissioner of Police, Mr Musa Kimo, on behalf of the Inspector General of Police, thanked the NDDC for its continued support for the Police in the region.
He promised that the residential quarters would be well utilised for the benefit of the senior Police officers.
The Police Chief further said that the NDDC’s contribution to the welfare of the officers would serve as a big source of encouragement and motivation.
Candidates running for National Assembly seats from various political parties across Oyo State have signed the much awaited peace accord promising to maintain peace and dignity of the electoral process in all their undertakings.
Candidates from three geo-political zones in the State namely Ibadan, Oyo and Ogbomosho trooped to various police formations in their zones to append their signature on the peace document.
The Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Musa Katsina, who presided over the event, admonished all who signed and the parties they represent to uphold the law, maintain peace and respect the sanctity of life or face the wrath of the law.
On their part, the candidates who are mostly Senators and House of Representative members promised to do all possible for credible and peaceful polls.
The much awaited peace pact began in Oyo State, taking the Commissioner of Police to three out of the five geo-political zones in the State.
In Ibadan the Oyo State capital, where the peace accord was first signed, the area command at Iwo Road hosted several politicians from various political parties, coming to commit to the peace accord.
The police boss in the State, who presided over the event, told all politicians and their party hierarchy that it would no longer be business as usual after the commitment to peace.
Katsina vowed that every breach of peace would be met with stiff penalties.
At the historic Oyo town, persons vying for Senatorial and House of Representatives seats all appended their signatures to the important document in the presence of Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Operatios, Mr Musa Kimo and promised to abide by it in words and deeds.
The story was not different at Ogbomosho where National Assembly candidates from all the five Local Government Areas in the zone signed and promised to ensure peace during campaigns, during and after elections.
Meanwhile, the peace accord would also be signed by politicians in Oke Ogun and Ibarapa areas of the State during the week ahead.