Akwa Ibom Govt. Commends Police On State Security

Gov. Emmanuel Promises More Support For Akwa-Ibom YouthsThe Akwa Ibom State governor, Udom Emmanuel, has attributed the low crime rate in the state to the commitment of the state command of the Nigeria Police Force to ensuring a crime free society.

Governor Emmanuel made the remark at the Police Officers Mess, Wellington Bassey Way in Uyo, when he took time off to interact and unwind with Officers and Men of the Nigeria Police Force in their get together party to usher in the New Year.

He said the Police and other security agencies in the state had demonstrated sincere commitment to assigned responsibilities by keeping crime at bay, noting that, in recent months, the state has witnessed a large traffic of investors who have arrived in the state to carry out various businesses.

He stressed the importance of peace to development, while maintaining that no investor would risk his investment in a crime and violence prone environment.

Governor Emmanuel urged the Police to step up their surveillance and sustain the feat recorded.

The governor also sympathised with those who lost their loved ones in the course of duty and prayed to God for the the officers’ renewed vigor and prosperity in the New Year.

The State Police Commissioner, Mr Muritala Mani, who was represented by Assistant commissioner of Police, Yekini Anyaoku, said event was organised at the instance of the police commissioner, to create a platform for the security personnel to interact, unwind and brace up for their responsibilities in the New Year.

He expressed appreciation to governor for partnering with the Police Force to ensure crime control in the state and canvassed for more of such collaboration, assuring that the state Police Command is poised to bring criminality to a zero percent in the state.

Ondo Election: Stakeholders Sign Peace Pact For Peaceful Conduct

Ondo Election, PoliceParticipating political parties in Ondo State governorship election have signed a peace pact to ensure that peace reigns before, during and after the polls.

The peace pact signing, which took place on Thursday at the Police Officers’ Mess in Akure, the state capital, was attended by some governorship aspirants as well as party officials and supporters.

The State Commissioner of Police, Hilda Ibifuro-Harrison, urged the political stakeholders to adhere to the rules and regulations of the election.

He also asked them to conduct themselves in a peaceful manner before, during and after the polls.

The candidate of the Social Democratic Party, Olu Agunloye and the Vice Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party in Ondo State, Fatai Adams, pledged to play by the rules of the game.

Fifteen out of the 28 political parties that would partake in the November election were present at the signing of the peace pact.

Dangerous For Democracy

The peace pact signing follows the demand by two PDP factions that the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) must recognise their candidates.

Factions of the embattled National Chairman of the PDP, Senator Ali Modu Sheriff and that of the party’s Caretaker Committee Chairman, Senator Ahmed Makarfi, on Wednesday insisted that their candidates must be recognised, although the electoral law recognises one candidate per political party.

In its reaction, INEC described the situation as very unfortunate and dangerous for democracy.

The demand comes barely 24 hours to when the electoral umpire said it would publish the names of candidates vying for the governorship seat.

Police Chief Tasks Personnel On ‘A Safe Nigeria’

Police, Solomon AraseThe Inspector General of Police, IGP Solomon Arase, has tasked officials of the Nigeria Police Force to redouble their efforts in ensuring ‘a safe Nigeria’.

IGP Arase made the call on Monday while commissioning the Commissioner’s quarters and the Police Officers’ Mess in Abuja, the nation’s capital.

He told the officials that Nigeria would gain a lot from a well-motivated Police force.

The Police boss promised a boost that would enable the workers perform their duties optimally.

He reiterated that their welfare remained a top priority of his administration.

Police Parade Crime Suspects In Kaduna

Police, Kaduna, CrimeThe Kaduna State Police Command has arrested over 40 crime suspects who specialise in armed robbery, snatching of cars, cattle rustling and stealing household items.

The state’s Commissioner of Police, Adamu Ibrahim, disclosed this when he paraded the suspects before reporters at the Police Officers’ Mess in the Kaduna State’s capital, northwest Nigeria.

He said that the suspects were arrested by the Police at different locations in the state during an operation, while several AK47 rifles, pistols, live ammunition and cartridges were recovered from them.

Mr Ibrahim who said all the arrests were made within the month of May, added that vehicles of various kinds, television sets, laptops and handsets were recovered from them during the operation.

He revealed that the suspects usually take their stolen vehicles to Niger Republic, where they sell them to their accomplices.

He noted that one of them had a device with which he used to neutralise a vehicle tracker, thereby preventing owners of such cars from tracking them when they were stolen.

One of the robbery suspects, Ibrahim Kabir, who was arrested last year for the same offence confessed to the crime, but blamed it to the devil’s handiwork.

Another female suspect arrested for allegedly keeping guns for one of the suspects, who incidentally was her boyfriend, narrated how she got involved in the act.

The Kaduna State Police Commissioner reiterated that the command would not relent in its fight against criminals and criminality throughout the state.

He urged the car owners to come to the command with their vehicle papers to claim their vehicles.

Kaduna Police Assures Of Security During Elections

kadunaThe Kaduna State Police Command has restated it’s preparedness to ensure peaceful conduct of Saturday’s governorship and House of Assembly elections across the state.

Addressing Divisional Police Officers (DPO) and Area Commanders at the Police Officers Mess in the state capital on Wednesday, the Kaduna State Commissioner of Police, Umar Shehu, assured that the command was ready to provide round the clock security, before, during and after the elections.

While assuring residents of their safety, the Police Commissioner reiterated that the command is adequately prepared for the elections, and has also concluded arrangements to deploy its personnel to the 23 Local Government Areas and 255 wards across the state

Mr Shehu called on the officers to double their efforts and ensure that there is no breakdown of law order during the polls.

He also warned hoodlums and political thugs not to cause trouble, adding that anyone caught will be dealt with accordingly.