Banditry: IGP assures North West, Central of adequate security


The Inspector General of Police, Ag. IGP Mohammed Adamu has assured the people of North West and North Central Nigeria that the Force would bring the incessant banditry attacks in the areas to a permanent end.

The IG said the Police is working in collaboration with the Military and other security agencies to curb the menace.

The Force Spokesman, DCP Frank Mba in a statement in Abuja said the IG  gave the assurance on Monday during an on-the-spot security assessment of the areas affected.

The IGP, who commiserated with the people over the attacks, equally called for increased supports from the community for the Security Forces deployed in their area, noting that it is only through concerted efforts of all concerned stakeholders that victory over the armed bandits can be achieved.

Responding, the representative of the community, Mr Awalu Inusa called on the Federal Government to provide adequate funding and better logistics for the Police to enhance their performance.

He also called for extension of the ban on mining activities to their community.

Earlier on, the IGP visited the Emir of Birnin Gwari, HRH Dr. Zubairu Jibril Maiggwari II, where he sought the support and cooperation of the Traditional rulers in the ongoing fight against armed banditry and other crimes in the area.