The newly deployed Imo state Commissioner of Police, Abutu Yaro, has assured the state that he would introduce visible policing and renew community policing so as to restore the safety of lives and properties.
Yaro stated this in a press briefing on Thursday in Owerri while taking over from Nasiru Mohammed, the former Commissioner of Police. He added that securing the state could be achieved with community policing which involves everybody.
The CP said, “Within the period the Imo State Police Command will be under my watch, we will do our best to revive our visibility policing. Visibility policing by way of ensuring that police assets and personnel are seen in the public domain and in ungoverned places because visibility policing has the potential of reducing criminality.
Besides that, we will do our best to engage community policing because crime prevention requires a societal approach. Permit me to use this opportunity to reassure residents and citizens of Imo State that the security forces are willing, ready, able, and determined to provide them with a safe and secured environment where they can pursue their businesses peacefully, where they can have peace of mind to sleep with their two eyes closed at home. Also, they should be assured that Imo State will bounce back to peace, progress, and stability through the instrument of our activities.
I also want to appeal to you too to endeavor to do your best like all other Nigeria patriots not to eulogize criminality but to ensure that criminality is condemned. I do believe that we are all partners in progress.
The safety, peace, and progress of our state and country is a national duty that is imposed on us all. It is our hope that in the days ahead, we will work together to ensure that the peace of the state and country is enhanced through our individual and collective actions”.
In a press statement released by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, on Monday, tagged SOUTH-EAST SECURITY: IGP SUSTAINS EFFORTS AT IMPROVING PUBLIC SAFETY, the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, had ordered the posting of CP Abutu Yaro to Imo state as Commissioner of Police to strengthen security, tackle violence, and enhance optimal coordination of policing operations within the state.
Mba also said the IGP had charged the newly posted officers to bring their professional experience in improving policing and restoring public confidence in their new primary places of assignment.
He further assured citizens of the Force’s readiness under his leadership to upscale its operations, improve public safety, and tackle all forms of crime in the country.