Haliru Abubakar Gwandu, the newly posted Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) in charge of Zone 3 has read riot act to criminals in the zone asking them to repent or face hard times.
Gwandu who gave the warning in Yola at a press conference stressed zero-tolerance against any form of criminality noting that law and order will prevail in the zone and that law-abiding citizens have no cause to be afraid.
He noted that he is working round the clock with commissioners of police under his supervision to ensure watertight security in the area.
“Part of this meeting with my commissioners is to improve on the already methodologies adopted in crime-fighting so that peace, law and order can be maintained in the interest of all.
“Criminals and their cohorts have no hiding place in this zone, they either repent or face the wrath of the law,” he stressed.
While soliciting for support and cooperation from all and sundry especially vital and genuine information, Gwandu charges the three commissioners of police under him to accord justice to all manner of people without fear or favour.
“We will renew our vigour in fighting crime in the zone and issue of mistrust in handling information provided by good Samaritans will be given a high level of confidentiality,” he said.
The new AIG resumed duties amidst an escalation in criminality in his duty turf as a result of heightening activities of Boko Haram and kidnap for ransom bandits bedevilling the area.
Just last week, Boko Haram insurgents have abducted and beheaded the CAN chairman of Michika LG of Adamawa State, Lawal Andimi leading to a heightening of tension in Nigeria.