Kaduna Crisis: IG Orders AIG Zone 7 to Relocate


Yemi Akinsuyi in Abuja
Concerned by the general crime situation in Kaduna State, the Inspector-General of Police (IG), Solomon Arase, has directed the Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge Zone 7, Ballah Nasarawa, to relocate to the state for effective supervision of security situation in the state.

While urging the AIG to evolve new intelligence gathering and crime-fighting techniques and methodologies to suit the local challenges, the IG, in a statement signed by the Force spokesperson, Olabisi Kolawole, also directed that police officers who have served in Kaduna State Command for a period of six years and above be transferred out of the command with corresponding replacement.

He also charged the AIG to devise means of halting the incessant kidnapping as well as other forms of crimes, especially in Jere, Kagarko Local Government Area of the state.

In a related development, the IG has equally directed the Commissioners of Police in Kogi State Command and Federal Capital Territory (FCT) to improve on the surveillance network and high police visibility in their respective commands, especially along Abuja-Lokoja-Okene and Kabba-Owo axis, to check the incessant criminal activities in these areas.

The police boss assured Nigerians of the commitment of the Nigeria Police Force of their safety, noting that the Police in cooperation with other security agencies will continually ensure strategic responses towards eliminating any threat to internal security of the nation.