By Ibrahim Kaulahi, Gusau
The newly deployed Commissioner of Police to Zamfara State, CP Abutu Yaro, has announced readiness to work closely with the host communities, enhance synergies with other security agencies and Journalists with a view to promote lasting peace, security and the safety of the state.
CP Abutu, who took over the mantle of the Zamfara State Command last Wednesday, assures commitments within his tenure that were capable of restoring and sustaining rapid growth of the lost economic and social activities as already embarked upon by the existing security architecture in the state.
“However, on my assumption of duty as the Commissioner of Police on 22nd December 2020, I came up with a vision and mission under my operational strategies “ZAMFARA FIRST ” which means working hand in hand with the host communities to promote peace, security and safety of Zamfara State through dedication, commitment and professionalism.
“This I designed after a careful study of the security challenges that are prevalent in the State that include, cattle rustling, armed banditry, reprisal attack, kidnapping /Abduction, culpable homicide and to some extent farmers /herders clash.
“In order to achieve this objective, my management team and I have commenced the review of the existing crime prevention methodologies so that we can meet up with the challenges of modern day policing.
“Our combat readiness, determination and total commitment towards onslaught against vicious crimes in partnership with the State Government, Traditional Rulers, Community and Religious leaders will be greatly improved and sustained”, the CP has assured.
He reiterated that, the Command’s policing has to be driven by fore knowledge and guided by intelligence at strategic, operational and tactical levels. It should therefore be proactive, preventive in orientation and conducted within the context of public ownership, partnership, participation, problem solving and community support with a mainstream human security.
While assuring members of the public in the state of adequate security, the Police will discharge its responsibilities in line with the professional ethics of the force, also human right violation, corrupt practices and other unprofessional conduct will not be tolerated.
“Finally, I want to appeal for continued support, cooperation and collaboration from all and sundry through giving useful and timely information to the Police on activities of criminal elements for prompt action”, the Commissioner has solicited.