The Commissioner of Police, Delta State Command, CP Hafiz Mohammed Inuwa has warned gun bearing herdsmen and kidnappers to vacate or face superior fire power of operatives.
The police boss, who identified Issele-Azagba and Onicha-Olona in Aniocha North Local Government Area and Illah in Oshimili North Local Government Area of the state as flashpoints for kidnappers and armed robbers causing havoc.
He gave the warning during his routine visit to the Asaba Area Command where he the DPOs of various Divisions a marching order. He also met with members of the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), non-indigenes, the vigilante groups and other groups and associations doing businesses within Delta.
Inuwa, who took time to give account of the command’s efforts since assuming as the new sherrif, assured his hosts that his core mandate in Delta was to combat crime and flush out criminal elements in the state.
He urged all the stakeholders to support the efforts of the police and other security agencies in combating violent crimes.
The police boss also advised Delta residents on the need to manage information relating to security, adding that insecurity has become the order of the day and needed extra care and tact to handle.
He however, pledged that he would commit his time and energy to ensuring the workability and success of community policing in the state, adding that it is the way to go in tackling insecurity.
He also appealed for support for the Special Constabularies recently approved by the IGP to be set up at every Division to assist in the policing efforts for communities.
“I assure you that criminals will not have any hiding place in the State. We are doing our best to returning fire for fire and there is no going back.
“Immediately I resumed here, I swung into action and we recorded monumental success in the first month of our operations. And I assure you we are daily recording successes.
“All we need is your tacit cooperation and support to win this fight against insecurity. Just share appropriate information with us and be rest assured we will be the best of professionals in managing the information”, CP Hafiz said.