No safe haven for hoodlums- Kano CP

The new Kano state commissioner of police, Ahmed Iliyasu, has read the riot act to hoodlums in the state, saying he is determined to make the state a safe place for residents.

Addressing reporters during his maiden press conference in Kano yesterday, Iliyasu said he would work on the mission and vision of the Inspector General of Police, Adamu Mohammed, on using intelligence to track down criminals in the state.

He said he will have zero tolerance for kidnapping, thuggery, drug abuse and all forms of banditry in Kano, being the commercial nerve centre of the African sub-region.

He added that one of his top priorities was community policing in view of the need for communities’ active participation in the fight against crime and other social vices and will safeguard the lives and property of the citizenry.

He further described the media as indispensable tool in security operations, even as he called on journalists and media houses to give their maximum cooperation to the command and for members of the public to put hands on deck to secure the state.

“One of my priorities is community policing. I am here to work and I am willing to make Kano the safest state, not only in Nigeria, but in the whole Africa. But I can’t achieve this unless with active participation and cooperation of members of the public. I will use intelligence, as part of the mission and vision of the IGP Adamu Mohammed.

“Intelligence is veritable to policing even in the developed countries. I will have zero tolerance for criminality such as kidnapping, thuggery, youth restiveness, drug addiction, drug peddling and all forms of banditry. I will not allow such to continue in this state,” he said.

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