Police Boss Seeks More Collaboration With Nigerians

Ibrahim Idris, Police, CriminalsThe Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibarahim Idris, has reiterated the need for Nigerians to support security agencies, as they vehemently pursue their responsibility of tackling all crimes.

He said that the police would achieve more with the right approach, equipment and collaborative efforts of Nigerians.

Mr Idris gave the assurance on Thursday in Minna while inaugurating the Niger State ‘Eminent People’s Forum’ (EPF), as directed to all the 36 Commissioners of Police in the country.

He said that the forum would foster partnership with the Police in crime prevention and control.

It will also help in ensuring that there is peace and security in the various communities, the police boss stressed.

According to him, the forum would help to bridge the gap between the public and the police in Nigeria.

Represented by the Assistant Inspector General AIG, Zone 7, Alikali Usman, who stated that the NPF would be guided by international core values of policing with integrity, and compliance with the principles of democratic policing and rule of law.

He noted that the present AG inherited a daunting task of restoring civil authority to the northeast, cattle rustling in the north-central, kidnapping among others in the south-south and south-east, which are also facing the problems of economic sabotage (militancy) and kidnapping which are, according to him , surmountable.

The Niger State Commissioner of Police, Zubairu Muazu, also said that the inauguration was in compliance with the IG’s directive so as to partner with the eminent people in the communities to ensure security of lives and property in the state.

Mr Muazu disclosed that the partnership would go a long way in enhancing the safety of people and sustaining peace in Nigeria.

He urged every criminals in the state to leave or face arrest and prosecution.

The Commissioner of Police has established a Joint Operation Centre at the State Police Headquarters, comprising all uniform security outfits to have a synergy in operations for better results during their operation, hence it will go a long way for smooth operations as resources would be pulled together.

The Governor of Niger State, Abubakar Bello, who was represented by his Special Adviser, General Imam Ibrahim, urged residents of different communities to immediately report strange movements to security agencies in their areas.

At the event attended by eminent people in Niger State which includes traditional rulers, retired security men, community leaders and politicians the need for better welfare packages, adequate funding and insurance cover for the police officers was emphasised.

Police Arrest Indian Hemp Dealers’ Kingpin In Niger State

HempThe Niger State Police Command has arrested the leader of notorious India hemp dealers at Gwada in Shiroro Local Government Area, Niger State, after several failed attempts.

Investigation revealed that the notorious gang leader simply identified as Sani was arrested by a Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad in Niger Police Command.

The arrest was made after the people of Gwada community cried out over the way and manner the gang’s operations in the area.

The gang had threatened many lives before now.

Consequently, the inhabitants of Gwada, according to report, were surprised when the news of the arrest got to them.

“We never believed the gang leader and his members could be arrested because of the way they operate. It was as if they were above the law or were certified by the security,” a community member told Channels Television’s correspondent.

The gang leader has been handed over to the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for prosecution, leaving Gwada town and environs free from public embarrassment and threats from the gang.

A Gwada resident, Mr Abdulkadir Yunusa, applauded the Nigeria Police Force in the state, led by the Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Marafa, for that stride especially in their community.

He further requested for sustainable monitoring of the town to get rid of those who were operating in secret.

The arrest of the gang leader of the Indian hemp sellers, who sold their substances in an open market square in broad daylight at Gwada town, is considered historic.

The use of sophisticated weapons by the gang had made their arrest difficult in the past years.

Police Boss Orders Withdrawal Of Politicians’ Orderlies

Solomon-Arase-Police_IGP-NigeriaThe Inspector General of police Mr Solomon Arase, on Saturday ordered the withdrawal of policemen from politicians, saying that only “high risk” politicians should be allowed to have orderlies.

Mr Arase gave the order in Minna, the capital of Niger State while on a one-day visit to address officers and men of the Niger State Police Command.

According to him, the policemen to be withdrawn would be deployed to regular police duties.

Addressing personnel he said Niger State needed more manpower to curtail the rate of crime in the state which he described as ‘a state with  a large landmass’.

He further laid emphasis on the personalities of the police force and the need to be firm, honest and knowledgeable on their responsibilities in order to carry out their duties diligently.

Mr Arase also stressed the need for the police force to respect the fundamental human rights and avoid arresting innocent people.

On the welfare of Policemen across Nigeria, Mr Arase decried the dilapidation of Police Barracks, pointing out that the force was already seeking funds to rehabilitate them.

Meanwhile, the Niger State Commissioner of Police, Abubakar Marafa, in his remarks highlighted the achievement of the command, stating that there is a drastic reduction on highway crimes in the state.

He said community policing should be encouraged to further establish a cordial relationship between the police and the communities and mould their perception.

He also told the Inspector  General that the state government had been contributing immensely to the police force in the state.

The Inspector General of police later paid a courtesy visit on the Emir of Minna Dr. Umar Farouk Bahago, in his Palace and the Deputy Governor of Niger State, Ahmed Mohammed Ketso in the Government House.

Police arrest six Boko Haram suspects in Minna

The Niger state Police command has arrested six suspected members of Boko Haram sect in Minna, the Niger state capital.

The suspects who were arrested in Maitumbi and Tunga area of the state capital also confessed to be responsible for   the killings of Policemen in some parts of the state in the last one year.

Confirming the arrest to Channels Television in Minna, the Niger State Commissioner of Police, Mrs Desire Nsirim stated that the command had been on the trail of the suspects for a long time as they have evaded arrest for a long time.

She also noted that the suspects had made some useful statement that will led to the crackdown of the sect activities in the state

The Police boss however revealed that the suspects had been transferred to the Force Headquarters in Abuja for further investigation.