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From Jonas Ike, Abuja
The Acting Inspector-General of Police Ag.IGP Mohammed Adamu on Friday charged senior police officers from the rank of Commissioners of Police and above to review their strategies in the on-going war against violent crimes particularly banditry and kidnapping prevalent in some parts of the country
He made the call in Abuja at the IGP’s Conference Hall Louis Edet House Force Headquarters with senior police officers from the rank of DIG to that of Commissioner of Police in attendance.
The IGP charged the Police officers to to ensure that they review their operational strategies in crime fighting as the nation is currently facing difficult times in terms of security.
He said that the threat of crimes and criminality particularly armed robbery, kidnapping, banditry and other violent crimes is very alarming and worrisome to the Police hierarchy.
He charged the senior Police officers to review their operational strategies so that these crimes can be contained.
The IGP also hinted that the conference is to evaluate the extend of implementation of the Operation Puff Adder which was launched on April 5, 2019 as a Police strategy to address internal security threats within the country.
He added that the national crime profile of the country from April 1, 2018 to date indicates a significant increase in the arrest of offenders and recoveries of firearms by the Police.
While reviewing the performance of his personnel from various Police formations and number of arrests made, he said that there is significant increase in the number of persons arrested in connection with violent crimes across the country.
The Police boss also stated that the total figure of bandits arrested from April 1, 2019 to date are as follows: Kaduna 18, Plateau 17, Edo 15, Niger 10 and Zamfara 10.