IGP vows Kankara abductions should not be allowed to occur again

IGP vows Kankara abductions should not be allowed to occur again

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Muhammad Adamu, says the recent abduction of schoolboys in Kankara, Katsina State, should not be allowed to happen again.

 

“What happened will never and should never happen again,” he vowed.

 

The police chief made the proclamation on Wednesday in Katsina at his meeting with police officers and relevant stakeholders on how to evolve new strategies to secure Katsina State from activities of bandits and kidnappers.

 

He said: “I came to Katsina to see the officers and men of the command in order to re-strategise and make sure that we make Katsina a crime-free state

 

“Recently, we are aware of what happened when some students of Government Science Secondary School, Kankara, were kidnapped.

 

“It was an unfortunate situation, and we have resolved that we should never allow such a situation to happen again.

 

“For us to do that, I felt that I should come and re-strategise with the officers and men, especially the Tactical Unit, area commanders, divisional police officers and the commanders of Operation Puff Adder,” he said.

 

The IGP enjoined the men and officers of the Nigeria Police to do more in efforts to provide security, stressing that the country’s internal security “is the role of the police and police are the lead agency responsible for that internal security.

 

“And for that reason, we should never give opportunity for criminals to strive.

 

“In planning not to allow that, I believe we need to re-strategise with other stakeholders, the citizens of the state, the Miyetti-Allah and other law enforcement agencies.

 

“So, every nook and cranny should be manned and we must not allow any space for these criminals to operate,” he said.

 

Earlier, the state Commissioner of Police, Sanusi Buba, said that the meeting was an avenue for various stakeholders discuss new strategies that would make the state more secure.

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