Security: CP Assayomo Visits Baruten, Kaiama LG, Kwara
As part of his security assessment and confidence building visit to parts of the State, the commissioner of police, Kwara State, CP Emienbo Tuesday Assayomo embarked on a tour of Baruten and Kaiama local government Area of the State.
This is contained in a statement signed by SP Okasanmi Ajayi (anipr), Public Relations Officer of the Command, in Ilorin.
According to him, the visit became imperative owning to the fast approaching Christmas and new year celebrations.
“The need also arise in order to ensure that the festivities are enjoyed by the people without any fear of intimidation or threat.
“The visit was also to finally douse the hitherto tension in the minds of the people by the statement credited to one Chief Gani Adams sometimes ago to the effect that bandicts and Kidnappers have relocated to some parts of the state which was a complete fallacy.
“During the visit that took place yesterday and today; the CP interfaced with all relevant security stakeholders in the two local government areas comprising the traditional rulers, security community, religious faithful, artisans, farmers, Herdsmen, Miyetti Allah, Ardos and Okada riders
“The issue bothering on security of lives and property of the people of the area featured prominently in the contributions of the stakeholders, considering the proximity of the area to Niger, Kaduna, and Kebbi States.
The local government area is also sharing a long stretch international land border between Nigeria/Benin Republic, which is also a source of concern to the royal father’s and their subjects.
The traditional ruler of Yashikira, HRH Alhaji Usman Umaru, that of Okuta, HRH Alhaji Abubakar Idris, Ilesha Baruba, HRH Prof. Halidu Inbrahim Abubakar and Emir of Kaiama, HRH Alhaji Muazu Shehu Omar emphasised the need for the police to work in synergy with all relevant stakeholders in confronting the peculiar security challenges of the area.
They called for sincerity of purpose and positive energy in confronting the security challenges, especially those challenges of farmers/ herders clashes and the fear of attacks by suspected bandicts and kidnappers, if their recent ugly experience with Kidnappers in the past is to be reckoned with.
The traditional rulers pledged their undiluted loyalty and support to the security agencies in the difficult task of policing the state and ridding their immediate communities of crimes and criminality even with little or no logistics available to the police to work with.
The Fulani, the Farmers, the Herders and members of the communities generally agreed to live in peace amongst themselves and voiced their preparedness to cooperate with police and sister security agencies by giving timely information whenever necessary.
Cp Tuesday Assayomo thanked all the stakeholders present and reiterated his unflinching commitment to providing a water tight secured and peaceful environment for the people of the State, before, during and after the Christmas and new year celebrations.
The CP admonished officers and men deployed in the area to work closely with the people in the spirit of community policing.
He reminded the officers and men of their responsibility to the force and the people, reminding the officers that there are consequences for laziness and negative conduct, he also assured the men of the effort by IGP to enhance the welfare of the men at all times.
Finally, the commissioner of police, CP Tuesday Assayomo psc+ specially appreciated the traditional rulers, vigilante, hunters and people of the community for their patience and support to the Command at all times.