IGP craves traditional rulers’ support in war against banditry



The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Alhaji Mohammed Adamu, has urged  traditional rulers to support the fight against armed robbery, banditry, kidnapping and cattle rustling.

Adamu, who was represented by Alhaji Adamu Usman, Commissioner of Police in Niger, at a meeting with traditional rulers from Kontagora Emirate, told the monarchs that they were very critical to the success of the community policing policy.

The monarchs, led by the Emir of Kontagora, Alhaji Saidu Namaske, were in Minna to thank the Nigeria Police Force over successes recorded in the ongoing fight against crime in Niger.

The IGP, in a message to them, said that the Police Force would continue to partner with stakeholders to tackle security challenges in Niger and the entire country.

He called for reliable and credible information on the movement of suspected criminals in the society to enable security agencies rid the country of bad elements.

The IGP said that more security men were being deployed to rural areas to flush out bandits that were terrorising rural communities.

Speaking earlier, Namaske said that people of Kontagora emirate were grateful to the Police Force for introducing measures that had reduced armed robbery, banditry, kidnapping and cattle rustling.

“Residents of Rijau, Magama, Wushishi, Kontagora, Mashegu and Mariga Local Government Areas can now go about their normal activities without fear.

“The Police Command in Niger has restored sanity through the establishment of Special Police camps in rural areas.

“Most of the bandits come from Zamfara, Katsina and Kaduna states. We are happy that sanity is being restored,” he said.

The royal father urged the Police and other law enforcement agencies to sustain the momentum, and pledged their support to their efforts.

“We will continue to support the Police with required intelligence that can lead to the arrest of bad elements in the society. It is a responsibility we will never toy with,” he said.

Edited By: Chioma Ugboma and Ephraims Sheyin (NAN)

Mushroom production can earn Nigeria more foreign exchange – NEPC COVID-19: FG receives 3 ‘Smart Walk-Through Booths’ to enhance sample collection FG distributes food items, diapers to FCT women Lack of competition taking toll on basketball players, Air Warriors coach says House of Reps C’ttee calls for upgrade of Calabar depot facilities COVID-19: China donates $2.9m medical supplies to Namibia Court grants trader custody of twin children over wife’s mental illness Aisha Buhari urges Nigerians to support victims of flood Assembly to scale up malnutrition management centres Car dealers bemoan eviction notice in Kaduna COVID-19 delays completion of water project in Bauchi as residents raise health issues NOA pleads with labour to suspend planned protest, dialogue with FG COVID-19: UNICEF donates 450,000 communications materials to Kano State Reps. spokesman commends Buhari for approving N12.8bn for Abia road Nigeria @ 60: Enugu residents want functional railway transportation Sports events can be held without vaccines, IOC President says Due process ignored in payment of N359m, witness alleges   China’s COVID-19 vaccine shows “no side effects”, says Russian pharma coy NAN to collaborate with group to promote national unity, cohesion Jimoh Aliu’s death, blow to Nigeria’s theatre industry – Ooni Flood cuts off Lokoja-Ajaokuta road, sacks more residents Former Thai minister to serve 50 years prison sentence for fraud Ondo election: Sensitive materials to arrive Akure Oct. 5 – INEC Yobe SIEC postpones LG elections Fans itch to see live action as UEFA allows spectators Kenya’s WTO candidate says she will focus on climate change if selected Ogun lawmaker donates 2 boreholes to communities in Obafemi Owode LG  Bauchi NGO attributes raping, kidnapping, to collapse of marriage institution Senate President mourns victims of Lokoja fuel tanker explosion 38 killed, 2 missing in Indian residential building collapse as rescue operations end Court remands trader over alleged defilement of neighbour’s 14-year-old Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong arrested in connection with protests Lebanese official says “dangerous” containers still at Beirut’s port Sales rep. bags 1 year imprisonment for cheating, escaping from custody Public servant in court for allegedly buying stolen Toyota Corolla Boko Haram Commander, family surrender to troops in Borno  FCT Police Command gets new spokesperson Lagos APPEALS Project empowers farmers to boost poultry, fish production France, Egypt, Jordan urge Israelis and Palestinians to tackle Middle-East conflict via two-state solution Businessman in court for allegedly buying stolen car Social counsellor advocates for female education in FCT communities Kogi Govt declares two-day mourning for victims of tanker explosion Court sentences tenant to 2 weeks imprisonment over contempt Businessman in court for allegedly setting his wife’s property on fire Man in court over alleged N770,000 fraud Woods to defend Zozo Championship title next month Betting agent in court over alleged theft of N74, 200 Woods to defend Zozo Championship title next month Flooding: Ebonyi SEMA urges residents in prone communities to relocate COVID-19: No cause for alarm, UNILORIN institute assures students