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Police woo residents to supply information on bandits in Niger

The police commissioner said credible information on the movement of suspected criminals would pave the way to crush those terrorising people of the state.

• November 25, 2022
The Niger State police commissioner, Ayodele Ogundele
The Niger State police commissioner, Ayodele Ogundele

The Niger State Police Command on Friday solicited the support of residents in the fight against banditry.

The police commissioner in the state, Ayodele Ogundele, told members of the correspondents’ chapel of the NUJ that the security agency needed credible information to confront banditry, kidnapping and cattle rustling.

He said credible information on the movement of suspected criminals would pave the way to crush those terrorising people of the state.

“All forms of criminal activities will be curbed if residents volunteer credible information to the police on any suspicious person or act in their environment,’’ he said.

He stressed that journalists particularly needed to do more in sensitising residents on the need to be security-conscious at all times.

Mr Ogundele explained that engaging vigilantes and deploying well-armed mobile policemen were meant to flush out bandits terrorising rural dwellers.

“We will not relent in our efforts to deal with any person or group of persons threatening the peace for which Niger is known,’’ he warned.

(NAN)

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