The Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 5, Musa Daura, has given the marching orders to Commissioners of Police in the Zone to do everything possible to stem the rising cases of kidnapping, raping, armed robbery and destruction of farmlands by cattle herders.
Daura gave the marching orders to the Commissioners of Police of Edo, Delta and Bayelsa states comprising the zone on Tuesday during a stakeholders’ meeting with leaders of Hausa/Fulani communities in the states and their host communities on crime prevention and control.
“On our part of stemming the tide of increasing crime wave in the zone, the Commissioners of Police of Bayelsa, Delta and Edo State Commands have been directed to intensify high visibility patrol in their respective Commands. They must continue to raid all the vulnerable and criminal flash points and mop up all illegal firearms within their areas of jurisdiction,” the AIG said.
He also directed that all pending cases of kidnapping, armed robbery, cult related killings and other heinous crimes under investigation in their respective commands must be concluded and charged to court without further delay.
Leaders of the different host communities who spoke at the meeting, complained about armed robbery, raping of women and destruction of farmlands by Hausa/Fulani cattle herders in the three states, just as they lammented the release of arrested criminals by the police.
A community leader from Abraka, Chief David Emaniro, who commended the police for stemming the tide of kidnapping and armed robbery, said the police were yet to show any form of assistance on the issue of attacks by cattle herders.
“Our mothers and wives can no longer go to farms for work. They have killed, maimed and raped our wives. They uprooted our cassava to feed their cattle, and if we complain, they pull their AK-47 guns …Read More
Source:: PM Newspaper