Desmond Mgboh, Kano
Newly-posted Commissioner of Police, Kano State, Alhaji Illyasu, has vowed to flush out criminals from the ancient commercial city.
Speaking during a press briefing, the police boss said he was prepared to fight all forms of violent crimes, drug abuse, kidnapping, banditry and the menace of street urchins.
“We will not accept any form of crime and criminality. As such, we are sounding a note of warning to those who are nursing the idea of perpetrating any form of criminal activities to vacate Kano and move elsewhere, because I am telling them that there is no vacancy for criminals in Kano,” he stated.
According to him, “we will not fail the people and government of Kano State in our quest to make Kano safe for living and business transactions. You all are aware that Kano has a great history dating back to over 200 years. All we need is to continue to plan towards sustaining peace and order in this great state called Kano.”
He also pledged to use the policy of community policing, using traditional rulers, religious leaders, opinion leaders and other relevant stakeholders to combat crime.
He charged parents to imbibe the spirit of discipline and attitudinal change on their children, pointing out that there should be social re-orientation so as to help the youths to abstain from crime and desist from drug abuse.
He added that, “our intention is to see that we protect the lives and property of citizens with respect to the Rule of Law. As such, we will not allow any infraction on the part of our officers and men.