Following the resurgence of kidnapping in Aba, the commercial nerve centre of Abia State for some weeks now, the state Commissioner of Police, Mr. Adeleye Oyebade, has relocated to the area in order to assist his men to vigorously battle the crime.
It was learnt that the CP has gone to Aba with a strategy with the code name: ‘Pro-active policing’, which according to him, will be instilled in the consciousness of all officers and men of the command.
Addressing the officers and men of Nigeria Police Force during his tour of 16 divisional police stations under the Aba Area Command, Adeleye explained that he was relocating the headquarters of the state command to Aba, the commercial hub of the state, to enable him have a score card of the activities of his men in the city and its environs and efforts they are making to nip the crime in the bud. At the Ogbor Hill divisional headquarters, the state police boss said the reason why policemen should imbibe the act of pro-activeness in crime fighting was because of the dynamism in crime prevention in the present day society.
Adeleye, who disclosed that the command has been able to improve its network in Aba and other parts of the state, said a new squad (Tactical Response Squad) with its operational base at Abayi Police Division has been created to increase visibility policing and to compliment the efforts of some of the already established squads in the state to curb crimes.
He further disclosed that additional 300 personnel, Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) and some vehicles have been deployed to work at various strategic locations in the state through the directives of the Inspector General of Police (IG), Ibrahim Idris.
He therefore warned his men against abusing the fundamental human rights of innocent citizens among other illegalities, even as he urged them to guard their arms with all sense of responsibility.