Police IG Idris happy with the gesture
TO strengthen security and boost its fight against criminal, the Anambra State Government has donated 50 motorcycles fitted with modern communication gadgets, to the state’s police command.
Describing the gesture as the first of its kind and worthy of emulation, the Inspector-General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia, that he would challenge other state governments to emulate it.
In Lafia, on Sunday the IG said: “The support by Governor Willie Obiano is unprecedented; it will enhance our operational capacity and aid our resolve to fight crime and criminality in all nooks and crannies of the state.
“Aside the motorcycles, Obiano also donated a massive land for the establishment of the 54th mobile squad at Aguleri, in the state.”
While assuring that the police would reward the state for such gestures through effective communal policing, he explained that the motorcycles would ease the fight against criminals in remote areas, and called for more support from members of the public.
The police boss said that the Force would partner with government, stakeholders and traditional institutions toward ridding Nigeria of insurgencies, kidnapping, armed robbery and other crimes.
He said: “We need to work together with all stakeholders at all levels. The synergy between relevant stakeholders and security agencies will assist in fishing out bad eggs in the society.”
Idris noted that such synergy was particularly crucial to effective policing of rural communities, because most criminals fleeing the urban cities usually disappear into the villages.
He appealed to governments at all levels, religious leaders and traditional rulers to educate members of their respective communities on the importance of peace and unity to the development of any society while he stressed the need for everyone to be vigilant and report any suspected person to the nearest police station.