Police Zone 5 Adopts New, Robust Strategies to Curb Crimes

The Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of the Zone 5, Abubakar Mohammed, has disclosed that the Zone has adopted “new and robust” strategies to curtail the spate of armed robbery, herdsmen-farmers conflicts in the Edo, Delta and Bayelsa States.
This is even as he charged Squadron Commanders in the Zone to be more proactive and professional in discharge of their duties.
Mohammed gave the charge in Benin at a meeting he held with Commanders in charge of the various Police Mobile Squadrons and other Tactical Units within the Zone.
The meeting was attended by Squadron Commanders of 30 PMF Asaba, 51 PMF Oghara, 5 PMF Benin,
Special Protection Unit Base 5 Benin, Counter Terrorist Unit (CTU) Base 5 Warri and 60 PMF Iyamho, Edo state.
He told the Commanders that the vision of and mission of the Nigeria Police Force under the leadership of the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, was anchored on proactive policing and not reactive.
He therefore warned men of the Police Mobile Force and other technical squads to key into democratic policing which, according to him, focuses attention on respect for the fundamental human rights of the citizens, rule of law and global best practices.
Besides, he charged the Commanders to continue to complement the efforts of conventional policemen in the quest of riding the Zone of all forms of crimes and criminalities.
This is even as he directed them to place emphasis on border towns, communities, link roads and major highways, with a view to ensuring adequate security of lives and property.
Mohammed admonished them to always lecture officers and men under them to key into “change begin with me” programme and shun all forms of corrupt practices, extortion, illegal duties, misuse of firearms, road blocks among others.
Commenting on crime waves in the Zone, the AIG said that cases of armed robbery, kidnapping, cultism, vandalism, communal clashes and herdsmen/famers’ clashes have reduced drastically and commended officers and men of the Zone for their commitment and doggedness in crime fighting.
New and robust strategies were adopted at the meeting on how to curtail criminal activities such as armed robbery, kidnapping. cultism, vandalism, herdsmen and farmers clashes among others in the area.
Meanwhile, the Zone 5 Police Headquarters has commiserated with the Delta State Command over the death of the Assistant Commissioner of Police in charge of Ughelli Area Command, Usman Ndanbabo.
Ndanbabo reportedly died on Tuesday from the gunshot injuries he sustained when he was attacked by unknown gunmen in the area last Sunday.

Author: News Editor

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