Wednesday, 4 November 2015

Police to join Nigerian Military to root out boko haram.


T.A.T - The Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of zone 12, Mr Tunde Ogunsakin, has assured that the police will continue to collaborate with the armed forces to meet the presidential directive to root out Boko Haram insurgents from the country by December.
Ogunsakin who is in charge of Bauchi, Borno and Yobe commands which are among states in the area affected by Boko Haram insurgents since 2009, gave the assurance when he paid a courtesy call on the Emir of Bauchi, Dr Rilwanu Suleiman at his palace in Bauchi.
The AIG who was accompanied the Bauchi State police commissioner, Mr Baba Tijani and other top police officers of the zone, said: “We are possibly seeing the end of insurgency in the north east. The Nigeria police and other security agencies will work hard to meet the deadline of the president. The end of Boko Haram is close. They are now on the run”
He thanked President Muhammadu Buhari for the measures put in place by the administration to address insurgency saying they have started yielding successes as peace was gradually returning to the affected places.

The AIG commended the Bauchi emir and the emirate council for the support and cooperation they have been giving to officers and men posted to the state and assured that the police will reciprocate by ensuring that the peace was sustained.
He also thanked the Emir for working tirelessly to ensure that insurgency that plagued the north east not succeed in the Bauchi State attributing it to the wisdom, advice and the crucial role played by the monarch.
He pleaded for continuous cooperation and collaboration between the traditional institutions and the police to fight insurgency and other crimes.
The Bauchi Emir Dr Rilwanu Adamu in his response said they people of the state are pleased with the peace recorded in the state and attributed it to the dedication and loyalty of the police and other security agencies in the state.
Rilwanu Adamu who lamented that the activities of insurgents have shattered many communities in the north east sub region commended President Buhari for the relative peace being enjoyed in the state.
He assured that the emirate would continue to cooperate with the police to ensure that the peace being enjoyed in the state is sustained.
Meanwhile the new Bauchi State police commissioner, Mr. Baba Tijanji, has assured the people of the state that he will come up with strategies to address the recent killings in the state.
Tijani who disclosed this yesterday while speaking with journalists in his office, said he would study the security structure of the command with a view to upgrading and improving it.
While commending his predecessor Mr Muhammad Muhammad for the relative peace enjoyed in the state, the CP said: “There have been several killings going on in terms of armed robbery and cattle rustling.l will study the situation and let you know how we intend to address it”
The police commissioner assured that his administration will put hands on deck to ensure that the lives and property of citizens are protected.
He said that his leadership was ready to listen and welcome all complaints and promised to team up with relevant stakeholders to being crime to its barest minimum.

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