Crimes/Tragedy

Insecurity: Kwara Police Commissioner tours South, says bandits not relocating to kwara

Commissioner of Police Kwara State, Tuesday Assayomo

The Commissioner of Police Kwara State Police Command, CP Tuesday Assayomo psc+, took a tour of Kwara South senatorial zone on Tuesday, to see first hand, the security situation of the zone.

SP Okasanmi Ajayi (anipr) the Police Public Relations Officer, Kwara State Police Command, made this disclosure in a statement in Ilorin.

He said the CP tour was in response to the anxiety and concern raised by the people of the state, as an aftermath of the alarming statement credited to one Chief Gani Adams sometimes last week, to the effect that, Kidnappers and Bandits have finally relocated to Kwara state, with specific mention of Kwara South.

After going round the zone, the Commissioner of Police, held meetings with security community both in Offa and Omuaran, where the people comprising the traditional rulers, religious leaders, vigilante, local hunters and sister security agencies were in attendance.

The people were advised to join hands with the police and other security agencies in ensuring that the existing peace and harmony in the state is sustained.

Speaking on the statement by Chief Gani Adams, the CP reiterated his determination to deal with criminals irrespective of names or group they belong, while also accepting to work with any individual or group of people who are interested in collaborating with the police to fight crime.

The CP expressed his displeasure over a statement that rather than encourage the people was seen to have heighten the anxiety of the people,

He also said that there are better ways and channels by which sensitive informations could be passed to the relevant authorities if there was need for such.

Kwara State is an integral part of Nigeria, and as such, was not completely immuned from the security challenges bedeviling all other states, but the fact remains that Kwara State is one of the most peaceful states in the country, where efforts by the people and the support by the government and other stakeholders has helped tremendously in sustaining and maintaining the fragile peace in the state.

“The Command wishes to assure the good people of the state that there was no relocation of bandicts or Kidnappers into the state, the state has succeeded in rescuing kidnapped victims and has arrested many Kidnappers in the past.

“Therefore, the command will not relent in doing all that is necessary to sustain the peace and tranquility in the State including, coopting the Fulani and other ethnic groups in the vigilante Service to enhance the security of our bushes.

The CP reiterated that adequate security has been emplaced in and around the state, the people would also begin to witness visible police presence on all the highways, exit and exit points of the state while the Command’s intelligence arm is also fully on ground.

He said that the Command has also strengthened its synergy with other security agencies all in a bid to ensure adequate information dissemination in the state.

The people are therefore advised to go about their lawful businesses and make information available to the police at all times as part of their civic responsibility.

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