The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu has on Wednesday vowed that the recent abduction of the 344 students of Government Science Secondary school, Kankara, would be the last of such incidents to happen in Katsina state.
The police chief gave the assurance shortly before he went into a closed-door meeting with the top echelon of the Nigerian Police Force especially those in charge of tactical operations as well as the Police High Command in Katsina.
Present at the meeting which took place at the police headquarters is the Special Adviser to the Governor of Katsina state on Security, Ibrahim Katsina. Also present is the chairman of the state branch of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, MACBAN, Alhaji Manir Atiku, and other stakeholders.
The IGP said the aim of the meeting was to restrategise and come up with tactics that will not give bandits or criminals rooms to operate in the state at any time of the day and night.
He said, “The recent Kankara incident was unfortunate. I am in Katsina to ensure that such an incident will and shall never happen again.
“We are in Katsina today to ensure that the state is crime-free.
“Internal security is the job of the police. We should never give an opportunity to criminals to operate and we have resolved not to allow either bandits or any other criminals anytime to operate either in the morning, afternoon, or at night.
“That is why we are liaising with our partners including security agencies and other stakeholders like the Miyyetti Allah, not to allow bandits and other criminals to operate.”
The meeting was still in session by the time of filing this report.