From: Ado Hassan, Sokoto
The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris yesterday reiterated the force commitment to ensuring the security of lives and property of citizens of the country,stressing that the police would sustain its resilience and tempo at combating crime across the country.
Speaking at the opening of a 5 day training programme for 81 senior police officers of the force on National Counter -Terrorism Incident Site Commanders Management of the Zone10 Headquarters, Sokoto, Idris said is resolute to police the country based on international core values that would ensure proactiveness so as to rid the country of rime and criminals.
“We will ensire that the country is secured for all innocent and law abiding citizens”, he assured.
Participants at the police Mess venue of the training programme being facilitated by CSP Okon Asuquo and SP Manir Madugu include 79 conventional and mobile police officers drawn from the zone, 1 each from NSCDC, DSS and Fire Service.
The police Boss represented by the Assistan Inspector General of Police Zone 10, Mr Yakubu Usman urged the participants of the all important course to abail themselves of the opportunity to add value to their capacity and competence in the course of their operations.
He said” the training is primarily to equip you with the needed capacity to adequately and rapidly respond to incidents especially on terrorism.
” I therefore, urge you to listen attentively, ask questions and teach others not here so they can leatn from the knowledge you acquired”, he said.
Also speaking on the sidelines, the Sokoto police Commissioner, Murtala Usman Mani said the programme was timely and coming when the country was faced with security challenges.
According to Mani” we are more concern about the security of Nigerians that is why the police is encouraging all necessary measures to synergise with relevant agencies in order to fight crime and criminals for the safety of an average citizen.
” Basically, we are faced with more of lesser crimes which is what we will focus on and to build a template for proactive operations against and ahead of any act of terrorism “, stated.