DIG Urges Officers To Increase Anti–Crime Tempo

DIG Urges Officers To Increase Anti–Crime Tempo
The Deputy Inspector General of Police, Mr Emmanuel Inyang has urged state Commands in the South-South geopolitical zone to improve on the tempo of tackling crimes across the country.

Mr Inyang who is in charge of Training and Development at the force headquarters disclosed this when he paid a working visit to the Edo state Command yesterday in Benin City.

He commended the Edo State Commissioner of Police, Mr Haliru Gwandu for his strategies toward taming crime in the society and explained that the essence of his visit was to ensure that the tempo of fighting crime in the country which has yielded much result is maintained.

The DIG who is also in charge of South-South further disclosed that a total of 28, 627 junior and senior officers have so far been promoted to various high ranks since the administration of the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris adding that more promotion are underway.

He enjoins officers to be of good examples to the people and noted that the Police Service Commission has set aside N200 million for retired officers as a palliative measure.

He said the police are mapping out ways to ensure that the gap between commands and the public is not so wild to ensure that the fight against insecurity is covered.

“It gives me great pleasure to be here. What I am here doing is what is been done in other geographical zone by the different DIGs. I have reduced the crime situation in my area the south-south. I have discovered that Edo state Command has performed very well.

“The essence of my visit is to ensure that the tempo is maintained to allow the people of Edo state sleep well. Very soon we are going to have a security summit where all our stakeholders will be invited to see how we can maintain crime in the whole Nigeria society.

Also, the DIG urged, “For officers, it is good for you to shun corruption and uphold the tenets of the police force. We expect you to perform very well so that the society will be happy with you.

On the challenges faced by the state command, Mr Inyang said, “I want to assure you that we would take action to the challenges you are facing immediately”.

Earlier, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Haliru Gwandu thanked the DIG for the skills he has imbibed on officers so far and intimated him with the social- economic activities of the state.

He explained that the command has been able to tame crime in the state with the support of stakeholders such as vigilante, hunters and traditional rulers.

Mr Gwandu warned that no criminal is above the law and as such parents and guardians watch closely activities their wards engage in on a daily basis.

“Other proactive strategies introduced to curtail the excess of heinous crime in the state include crime mapping, constant raiding of all black spot including uncompleted building, stop and search duties, creating pin down points, mopping up of arms from wrong hands eg militants, thugs and CDAs chairman”.

“The constitution of the federal republic of Nigeria has taken care of everybody. We have the juvenile home for the teenagers and we already have a place for adults. Let me make a clarion call to parents, guardians and academia to go into advocacy to try and educate the people on cultism. The idea of cultism is the beginning of destruction of the society”. He stated.


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