The Inspector General of Police, IGP M.A Adamu, has ordered the men of the Police Special Forces and other Tactical Units currently deployed in Katsina State to deal decisively with armed bandits and other violent criminal elements currently terrorizing innocent citizens in the State.
The IGP gave the charge today, Wednesday, while addressing the Combined Teams of Police Operatives at the Katsina Police Command Headquarters in continuation of his operational tour of the North Central and North Western States.
While admitting the obvious security challenges facing the nation at different fronts, the IGP insists that these security challenges are not insurmountable. He therefore assured that everything humanly and operationally possible is being done towards bringing a permanent end to incidences of armed banditry and other crimes in the country.
Earlier, the IGP had paid a courtesy call on the Governor of the State, His Excellency, Governor Aminu Bello Masari, where he sought the support of the Governor and the good people of Katsina State in the renewed and reinvigorated fight against criminal elements.
In his response, the Governor, represented by his Deputy, His Excellency, Alh. Mannir Yakubu, pledged full support of the State Government and the Citizens to ‘Operation Puff Adder’ and other security initiatives of the Nigeria Police Force. Meanwhile, Operation Puff Adder got a boost in its operational asset as Katsina State Government made a donation of twelve (12) Toyota Hilux vans to the Police in aid of the mission.
Before leaving the State, the IGP also paid a courtesy visit to the Emir of Katsina, Alhaji (Dr) Abdulmumini Kabir Usman, CFR, LLD where he sought the cooperation of the Royal Father and other Traditional Authorities in the onslaught against criminals.