The Nigeria Police Force NPFf has said that it is poised to ensure a constant engagement with the public to show transparency, accountability, and commitment to changing the policy narratives in the country.
The Inspector General of Police kayode Egbetokun while addressing Newsmen on Thursday in Abuja noted that the internal security situation of the country, over the last one month, has been relatively calm despite the threats of political and socio-economic instability that greeted the removal of fuel subsidy and post-election tribunals across the country.
According to him the NPF has recorded lesser number of violent crimes and other major offences across the country.
Egbetokun however said the Nigeria Police Force is poised to support the efforts of government by providing the needed security and enabling environment for all legitimate businesses and other economic activities in Nigeria.
He noted that Commissioners of Police and other Tactical Commanders must ensure adequate security is emplaced and sustained in their areas of responsibilities.
The IGP warned that any attempt by unscrupulous person(s) to sabotage the economic revival that the country is about to witness will be met with stiff opposition
Egbetokun further said that In the past five weeks, the Nigeria Police Force has effectively disrupted multiple infamous criminal syndicates involved in organized crimes, leading to arrest of 288 armed robbery suspects, 187 kidnap suspects, 198 homicide suspects, 59 suspects for possession of prohibited firearms, 168 suspects involved in cases of rape, defilement and other sexual offences, 265 suspected cultists, and 1891 suspects for various crimes.
He noted that a total of 127 firearms of different calibres, 612 assorted ammunition, and 89 stolen vehicles were recovered nationwide while 71 kidnapped victims were rescued unhurt and subsequently reunited with their families and loved ones within the same period of five (5) weeks.
He however urged all individuals involved in the wrongful possession of arms and light weapons to submit such illegally possessed weapons to police at the police stations nearest to them, adding that this will attract no sanction