Ibrahim Idris IG sets up police mobile squadron in Niger to end cattle rustling

The IGP stressed that police personnel nationwide have been mandated to flush out criminals and ensure their prompt prosecution.

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Nigeria Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris. play

Nigeria Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris.

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Inspector General Police, Ibrahim Idris, on Monday ordered the new Police Mobile Squadron in Kontagora, Niger State  to end all forms of banditry in the state.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Idris gave the order at the inauguration of the squadron in Kontagora.

He said that the mobile police unit has been well equipped to tackle cattle rustling, kidnapping and activities of armed bandits especially in the central senatorial district of the state.

The IGP stressed that police personnel nationwide have been mandated to flush out criminals and ensure their prompt prosecution.

He solicited the support of Nigerians  including traditional rulers in the task of ridding the nation of criminals.

Idris said it was the civic responsibility of all citizens to provide useful information to security agencies to track down and curtail criminal activities.

He particularly urged traditional rulers to mobilise their subjects to embark on community policing and remain security conscious at all times.

The IGP also encouraged Nigerians to form Police/Public Relations Committees to strengthen policing in the country.

Earlier, Muazu Zubairu, Commissioner of Police in Niger, said the command had taken measures to end the activities of cattle rustlers and other forms of criminal activities in all part of the state.

He said that the formation of the new police mobile squadron would strengthen the efforts.

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Zubairu disclosed that over 300 cows were recently recovered by the police from cattle rustlers in Shiroro Local Government.

He also urged traditional rulers to help expose bad elements in their domain.

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