Mohammed Baba Busu
Emir of Zazzau, Zaria Emirate and Chairman, Kaduna State Council of Chiefs, Dr Shehu Idris, has urged Nigerians to support the efforts by the Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Kpotun-Idris to curb crime and criminality in the country.
The monarch, who made call on Saturday during a courtesy visit on the palace by the Inspector-General of Police, lauded him for the tough measures adopted to tackle the excesses of criminal and criminal elements in Nigeria.
According to him, “The emergence of Idris as IGP has brought renewed rigour to the fight against crime.
Officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force are now more committed to ensuring a crime-free Nigeria.
“The IGP is dogged and patriotic fighter that has demonstrated a strong commitment to effective policing,” Idris added.
He noted that crime rate in his domain had reduced drastically and urged the police to sustain the efforts.
The royal father further called for more efforts to check vices like electoral fraud, insurgency, kidnapping, terrorism, cattle rustling and rape.
He also appealed to the National Assembly to appropriate more funds to the police to effectively address the security challenges confronting the nation, adding that a lot would be achieved with more funding given the professionalism brought in by IGP Idris.
Similarly, Governor Emmanuel Udom of Akwa Ibom state who was also at the place praised the IGP for the efforts by the police towards addressing the security challenges and crime in the country.
Udom maintained that no nation could develop in a atmosphere of insecurity, hence the need for all Nigerians to support the police to deliver on its constitutional mandate.
Earlier, Ibrahim Kpotun-Idris, who was in Zaria for the wedding fatiha of a daughter of one of his CP, Garba Umar, Commissioner of Police in charge of Anambra state, said he deemed necessary to pay his respect to the Royal father.
He emphasised the critical role the traditional institution play in complementing the efforts of security operatives in crime control.
The police boss attributed the modest achievements of the police in crime fighting to the support of traditional rulers, and called for more cooperation so as to record more successes.