…Praises MOPOL 9 commander
By Ado Salisu
The Inspector-General of Police, Alhaji Usman Alkali Baba has urged community to continue to partner with Nigeria Police Force aimed at tackling insecurity and other forms of crime countrywide.
The IGP made the call while commissioning of two troop-carrier lorries donated to Number 9 Police Mobile Force Squandron, Hotoro, Kano held at the MOPOL 9 barracks.
Baba explained that the donation of the two vehicles would no doubt enhance the operational capacity of the Squadron thereby making movement of men in response to incidents easier and faster towards protecting the lives and properties of the people of the nation.
“Apart from augmenting the operational assets of the Squadron as well as reducing problems of logistics, this gesture will go a long way in fostering police community relations which is one of the cardinal policing initiatives of the present police administration.
“It is therefore my humble belief that the people of Kano State will soon witness improvement in the quality of police service to the state.
“Much is expected from whom much is given,’’ he said.
The IGP, who was represented by the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone One Headquarters, Kano, AIG Sadiq Abubakar Bello, added that despite the fact that the Federal Government has been doing everything possible to improve the working condition of the officers and men of the force, stressed the need for various state governments and wealthy individuals to contribute their quota for the development of the country as well as make the society crime-free.
He appealed to Kano and Jigawa State Governments as well as corporate organizations, communities and individuals to continue to support the police in any way possible such as by overhauling or carrying out general repairs on the operational vehicles to enable them to serve the country better.
Alhaji Baba implored the officers and men of the force to redouble efforts and be committed to their duties as well as to ensure maintenance of the vehicles, respect and protect the rights of Nigerians in the discharge of their duties in line with international best practices as mandated by the Nigerian Police Force.
He charged them to maintain security and peace within the areas of their responsibilities as well as shun corruption and all forms of social vices in the country.
He used the opportunity to remind the commissioners of police under the zone, to publicize and appreciate the contribution of the general public, especially members of the Police Community Relations Committees (PCRC) towards fighting crime and criminality in the state commands.
He commended the donor, Alhaji Najib Ja’afar Koguna, the chairman and chief executive officer of Triple K. Investment Limited for supporting the MOPOL 9 Hotoro.
Alhaji Baba then appreciated the effort of the state government for the repairs of a Mercedes lorry truck and several other assistance to the Nigerian Police Force at various levels in the state through the Managing Director of KAROTA, Alhaji Baffa Babba Dan Agundi and the Special Adviser to the state Governor on Community Policing, Amb. Muktar Gashash and the people of the state in general for their contribution and assistance to the police.
He also applauded the leadership of MOPOL 9 Squadron, ACP Shuaibu Bello for his dedication and commitment in discharging his duty diligently, urging him to keep it up.
Earlier, the Commanding Officer MOPOL 9 Squadron, ACP Bello said the two vehicles donated worth of over N44 million, assuring that they would do everything possible to ensure that officers and men of the unit utilize them judiciously.
ACP Bello then praised the leadership of the force and the management team led by Alhaji Baba for their unflinching support to the MOPOL 9, charging his men to continue to discharge their duties diligently.
In his remarks, the chairman of the occasion, the former Assistant Inspector General of Police, Alhaji Bashir Albasu expressed appreciation to all those who have contributed and supported the police in one way or other towards fighting crime in the state and the country at large.
Speaking, the donor of the vehicle, Alhaji Najib Ja’afar Koguna said that he decided to donate the vehicle as part of his contribution to the NPF to continue to fight crime in the state and country at large.
Alhaji Koguna appealed to other wealthy individuals and corporate bodies to support the force with a view to actualizing its set objectives.
Highlights of the event include presentation of the two vehicles to the representative of the IGP, AIG Bello alongside the state Commissioner of Police, Alhaji Samaila Shuaibu Dikko at the occasion.