IGP Begins Crackdown On Cultism, Kidnapping In Edo | Independent Newspapers Limited
Newsletter subscribe


IGP Begins Crackdown On Cultism, Kidnapping In Edo

Posted: May 13, 2015 at 7:44 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)

 The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has dispatched a special crack squad to Edo State to tackle the spate of cultism, kidnapping, robbery and other related crimes in the state.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Emmanuel Ojukwu, in a statement on Wednesday announced the dispatch of the crack squad to the state.

Ojukwu said the IGP was concerned about the unabated activities of cultists and other violent criminals in the state.

He said that the squad would be headed by the Deputy Commissioner of Police in charge of Federal Special Anti-Robbery Squad.

He also said that the squad would comprise units from the Police Mobile Force, Explosives Ordinance Department, State Anti-Robbery Section, and Criminal Intelligence and Investigation Department.

Ojukwu also quoted Arase as charging members of the squad to employ professionalism, discipline and courage in carrying out the assignment.

He added that the deployment of the team was in line with the IGP’s thrust and commitment to ensure the protection of lives and property and to build a people-oriented police force.

Ojukwu advised the public to continue to collaborate with the police and report any suspicious person to the nearest police station for prompt action.