From Agaju Madugba, Katsina
The Inspector-Common of Police, Usman Alkali Baba has counseled the Katsina State Police Command for its big strides in combating crime within the state. This follows the Command’s arrest of 1503 high-profile legal suspects, rescue of 393 kidnapped victims and reuniting them with their households, and its restoration of 4-GPMG, 37 AK-47 rifles, 2-G3 rifles, 288 anti-aircraft ammunition and 118 AK47 ammunition.
The IGP who gave the commendation throughout a one-day official go to to Katsina State on Thursday, as a part of his efforts at finishing up on-the-spot safety evaluation within the state famous that the feat will assist to enhance public confidence, and at mobilizing members of the general public and different credible stakeholders towards crimes. Furthermore, it’s going to assist to spice up the boldness of police operatives within the Command and to supply the wanted management for onslaught towards crimes and criminality, he mentioned.
Baba, a criminal offense fighter par excellence himself, famous that the operational methods at the moment being applied by the Pressure to stabilize safety order throughout the nation and enhance public security has begun to yield optimistic and important outcomes. Giving a breakdown of the figures, he added that 1,503 suspects arrested had been concerned in several violent crimes within the state. They embody: kidnapping, banditry, armed theft, sexual and gender-based crimes, and so on. They comprised 267-armed robbers, 304 kidnappers, 97 bandits, amongst others.
He assured the nation that regardless of the cruel operational atmosphere by which cops function, the Pressure would proceed to enhance on the beneficial properties within the combat towards crime throughout the nation. He then known as on dad and mom and guardians, conventional rulers, political leaders and spiritual leaders and different crucial stakeholders, to supply needed management, counseling, mentoring and help wanted to information residents, notably, our youths, out of the trail of crime and criminality.
However in associated growth, the Katsina State Governor, Alhaji Aminu Bello Masari, has reacted to a narrative printed within the Day by day Solar of yesterday, with the headline, “Masari passes vote of no confidence in IGP,” describing it as false. The Governor who made this identified by a press convention addressed, yesterday, by his Director-Common (Media), Abdul Labaran Malumfashi, Masari mentioned that he was “deeply upset” with the report.
“Within the speech of His Excellency, there was nowhere, there was no place he inferred that he handed a vote of no confidence within the IGP,” the DG mentioned. “There was nothing in his speech to point that. If the Governor handed such vote of no confidence, the IGP wouldn’t have despatched a delegation led by the Commissioner of Police to specific his appreciation for the nice and cozy reception he was given in Katsina.”
In its response, the Katsina State Police Command additionally denied the story.
“The very fact of the matter was that on 2nd September, 2021, the Inspector-Common of Police, IGP Alkali Usman Baba visited Katsina State Police Command on a one-day working go to, and because the custom calls for, he paid a courtesy go to on His Excellency, the Govt Governor of Katsina State, Rt. Hon. Aminu Bello Masari, in his workplace on the Authorities Home, Katsina.
“The IGP was warmly obtained by the state governor, some members of the State Govt Council, the legislature, the Deputy Governor, the State Chief Choose, and Senator representing Katsina Southern Senatorial District amongst different vital personalities, together with many journalists from the Katsina State Correspondents’ Chapel. The Command needs to emphasize that there was no time the state Governor made such remarks of no confidence within the Inspector-Common of Police.”