The Inspector-General of Police, Alhaji Ibrahim Kpotun-Idris, has vowed not to rest until he apprehends the criminals that killed some law abiding citizens of Zamfara communities to face justice.
Idris stated this when he paid a condolence visit on the Emir of Zurmi, Alhaji Abubakar Atiku-Mohammed as well as on the spot assessment to the area.
The police chief also visited government house, Gusau where he was received by the state deputy governor, Mallam Ibrahim Wakkala Muhammad on behalf of Gov Abdulhazeez Yari, and held consultation on how to reduce crime and criminality in the state.
Idris, who condemned the killings and described them as barbaric, said the police would deplore a special investigative team from the Force headquarters to unravel the cause of the killings and arrest the perpetrators.
” We are posed to the protection of lives and property; we will not rest on our oars till the perpetrators of this dastardly act are arrested and prosecuted.
” We are working round the clock to ensure the restoration of normalcy in all affected communities”.
He said more mobile police units would be deployed to the state to prevent a recurrence of the attacks.
Idris also pledged that officers and men of the force will continue to give their best towards ensuring that the security challenges in the country are curtailed.
“Despite the security challenges we are facing today in the country, by God’s Grace we shall not fail this country in discharging our duties of ensuring that law abiding citizens of Nigeria go to bed with their two eyes closed”.
We have given the best we can as human beings to our country with our lives; we shall continue to do our best”.
He Noted that the well-being of law abiding citizens of this country was very essential and that police under his watch will ensure it realisation.
Responding, Gov Abdulhazeez Yari, represented by the Deputy Governor, Ibrahim Mohammed who applauded the starling qualities of the IGP, also called on him to use his tested and trusted experience in policing to restore peace and to as well bring the perpetrators to book.
He particularly urged him to surpass his record during elections in Kano as well his record in Kogi during the crises in the state by ensuring that the perpetrators of the crimes were arrested.
The governor said Zamfara was noted for its peaceful coexistence and regretted the breakdown of law and order and appealed to the police chief to do
everything within the law to end the killings”.