Posted by News Express | 24 February 2021 | 647 times
By PAMELA EBOH, Awka
The new Commissioner of Police (CP), in Anambra State, Mr. Monday Kuryas, has identified kingship tussle, land dispute, kidnapping, cultism and one-chance robbery among others as the highest sources of insecurity in the state.
Addressing journalists on Tuesday during his maiden press conference in Awka to announce his resumption of office Kuryas said: “In keeping with the vision of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Abubakar Adamu to make Nigeria safer and more secure for economic development and growth, the Command under my watch shall take drastic measures on crime.
He said: “Therefore, all our efforts and energies shall be mobilized and deployed towards the prevention of crimes and the successful apprehension of criminals that would test our resolve.”
The CP said that the Police Command under his watch “will re-introduce Operation Puff Adder II and give it more teeth to tackle kidnapping, robbery, cultism and illegal revenue collections particularly in Onitsha, Nkpor, Obosi, Oba, Enugu-Agidi road, Nnobi/Alor road and Nnewi.”
While advising robbers, cultists, kidnappers and other hoodlums in the state to have a rethink and purge themselves or relocate from the state, he called on officers and men of the Command to brace up for the task ahead.
Kuryas assured Anambra people, both at home and abroad, that the Command under his watch will continue to work to sustain the status quo of the state as the safest in the country.
The new CP replaces outcome former CP Abba Kyari who was recently promoted to the position of an Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG).
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