Security of lives, property, business of all – Kwara CP


The Kwara State Commissioner of Police, Aminu Pai Saleh has said the security of lives and property should not be seen as the concern of agents alone but business of all.

He made this remarks in Ilorin recently while receiving members of the Muslim Media Watch Group of Nigeria (MMWG) who paid him a courtesy visit to welcome him as the new Police Commissioner and to sympathise with him over the Offa banks robbery attack that occurred a month ago.

The CP said in any society, the police cannot succeed without the support of the government and the public. Saleh added that while government provides financial and logistics support, the people provide moral support and sufficient information on the location and movements of criminals; adding that without the support of any of the two groups, no success could be achieved.

The Police Commissioner also spoke on the needs of his Command to perform well which include manpower, sophisticated crime-fighting equipment to prevent crime especially Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) vehicles and powerful communication gadgets.

He said with the presidential approval for the recruitment of additional 6,000 policemen and women in Nigeria and assurance of Kwara State Government on provision of APC and communication equipment, the Command will wax stronger to check crime in the state.

 He assured the group that the state Police Command is doing its best to ensure the arrest and prosecution of all those connected with the Offa robbery incident and all other criminal acts in the state.

Earlier, the National Coordinator of MMWG, Alhaji Ibrahim Abdullahi, commiserated with the state Police Command over the loss of some of its officers in the Offa robbery attack while also appreciating the Command on the arrest made so far. He however called for thorough investigation and early prosecution of those found culpable.

He called on the new CP to restore the good image of the Kwara State Police Command even as he condemned some parents and guardians for neglecting their responsibilities to their children which often lead to their offspring taking to crime.

Abdullahi also advised the police to warn politicians to desist from using thugs during campaigns.

The Coordinator however appreciated the Kwara State House of Assembly for passing the bill that prohibits the sale, possession and consumption of alcohol in Ilorin the state capital.

The MMWG also called on the Police Command to institute annual awards for outstanding police officers and men to serve as incentive; and endeavour to punish severely those that are bad eggs in the system.

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