17th February, 2012
The Acting Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Abubakar has restated that the Police Force under his leadership would not tolerate indiscipline, corruption, lawlessness, molestation and harassment of Nigerians by members and officers of the force.
Abubakar who gave this warning in Makurdi while commissioning twenty security vehicles purchased by Benue State Government for the Joint Police/Military Patrol Team code named ‘Operation Zenda’, also said the Force would not condone adversarial disposition of police officers, stressing that they must be respecters of the law.
The IG also promised that under his leadership, the police would fight criminals and criminal activities and sued for collaboration from the states to enable them achieve this Herculean task.
Mr. Abubakar commended Governor Gabriel Suswam for paying serious attention to security issues and promised that the vehicles would be strictly monitored to ensure that they are used to fight crime in the state.
Governor Suswam explained that the purchase of the security vehicles at this time is to tackle the security challenges facing the state, adding the focus is on the protection of life and properties.
Suswam who recalled that his administration had in 2010 procured 46 security vehicles and 4 armoured cars at the launch of the Operation Zenda team, further reiterated his government’s resolve to tackle security headlong as well as provide jobs for the teeming youths as way of taking them off criminal acts.
He described members of the Boko Haram sect as ‘unpatriotic Nigerians’ and said he supports President Goodluck Jonathan’s efforts to end terrorism in the country.