By Fatima Sadiq
In keeping with the vision of the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, to stem the tide of crime and make the country more secure for economic growth, the Gombe state Commissioner of Police, CP Hayatu Usman has solicited the support of the media to enable the sate maintain it’s status as the most peaceful state in the country.
CP Hayatu Usman who assumed office as the 22nd CP in the state, stated this at his maiden conference held at the Police headquarters, Gombe.
The commissioner of police said, the Gombe state command will take drastic measures towards the prevention of crimes, ensure successful apprehension of offenders, adopt community policing as the pillar of its strategy, engage the media for efficient and accurate information dissemination, use intelligence gathering, and above all make use of stakeholder’s engagements to address crimes in their localities.
CP Usman, who called on personnel of the command to eschew corruption, indiscipline and incivility to members of the public, also to called on criminal gangs especially in those in the metro to choose the path of peace and embrace the state government’s skill acquisition programs so that they can be useful to the society and contribute their quota towards the development of the state.
He thanked the Inspector-General of Police, IGP. Kayode Adeolu, for finding him worthy to serve Gombe state, acknowledge the immense support of Gombe State Government under the leadership Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya, appreciated the synergy with sister agencies, thanked religious leaders for the roles they are playing through preachings and sermons.
The Gombe state commissioner of police also thanked Royal fathers, eminent persons, community leaders and the entire good citizens of the state for their usual support and cooperation for the peace being enjoyed in the state.
CP Hayatu Usman encourage well meaning members of the public in Gombe State to report any suspicious person or movement to the nearest Police Station or through the Command’s emergency numbers to stamp out criminality in the state.