By Rabiu Sanusi
The new Commissioner of Police posted to Kano State, Alhaji Abubakar Lawal has disclosed that they will flush out criminals in the state.
The commissioner stated this while addressing officers and men of the command recently.
He said the command would adopt new strategy tagged: ‘Operation Restore Peace in Kano State,’ which would tackle the menace of thuggery, drug abuse and other heinous crimes within the state.
Alhaji Lawal explained that the new operation is a replacement of Operation Puff Adder, which the command would apply in all the police components to strengthen the capacity of its Tactical Units and Divisional Offices.
He stressed that anti-crime strategies would be incorporated into the command’s action plan that comprises of Robust Community Policing Engagements, Intelligence-led Policing, Visibility Policing, Use of Technology in Tackling Crimes, synergy with Sister Security Agencies and Community Policing Stakeholders.
He further maintained that the command would strengthen its Public Relations Department through Massive Public Enlightenment and Sensitization on radio, television and the social media with the aim of enlightening the public on the importance of revealing information to security agencies, geared toward curtailing security challenges.
The commissioner, who assumed duty on August 26, 2022 as the 43rd Commissioner of Police of the state, said that he had on arrival met concrete structures of policing strategy in the state, which he pledged to improve and sustain after studying the demographically crime-map, adding that the action plan was analytically designed to effectively police the state.
He directed all supervisory officers to work in accordance with the provisions of the Police Act 2020, and the constitution of the country.
Alhaji Lawal noted that while also keying in the policing mission and vision of the Inspector General of Police to restore police into a modernized, citizen-led, rule of law guided and professional Police Force that Nigerians can truly trust and depend on to achieve the policing mandate enshrined in Section 4 and 5 of the Nigeria Police Act, 2020, and give full effect to the concept of citizen-led policing by deepening.
He solicited the cooperation, support and encouragement of all citizens of the state, promising that no stone would be left unturned as far as fighting crimes and criminality is concerned.