The Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Research and Planning, Mr. Moses Jituboh, says measures have been put in place to curb the incessant attacks on police personnel and formations across the country, especially in the South-South and South-East.
DIG Jituboh disclosed this on Friday, June 4, during an interactive session with officers and men of the Bayelsa State Police Command in Yenagoa, the state capital.
He assured that President Muhammadu Buhari is committed to bringing peace to the South-East and other parts of the country that have been ravaged by criminal elements in the last few weeks.
According to him, the new Inspector-General of Police, Mr. Usman Alkali Baba, has also put in place measures to ensure the country remains one by setting up a Presidential Task Force tagged Operation Restore Peace and deepen the community policing in every community in the country.
Jituboh rated Bayelsa as the safest state in terms of attacks on police formations and killings of police personnel, noting that the state has not recorded any case of secessionist action and other security challenges in recent times.
Earlier in his speech, the State Commissioner of Police, Mr Mike Okoli, attributed the peace existing in the state to the genuine partnership between the police formations and stakeholders in the state, including the administration of Governor Douye Diri.
Okoli commended residents of the state for not allowing criminal elements infiltrate their midst to perpetuate the destruction of police formations.
“The people of the state stood their grounds in support of the Police during the incessant attacks of police infrastructures”.
Also speaking, the representatives of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), the Ijaw Youths Council (IYC), Central Zone, and the State Chairman of the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), King Samuel Earnest, agreed that the robust relationship between the stakeholders and the State Police Command ensured that secessionist moves are resisted.