The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Solomon Arase, has on Tuesday directed the Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Police in charge of Zone 7, Ballah Nasarawa, to relocate to Kaduna State for effective supervision of security situation in the State.
The AIG was instructed to evolve new intelligence gathering and crime-fighting techniques and methodologies that suit the local challenges in discharging his duty in the state.
The IGP also directed that Police officers who have served in Kaduna State Command for a period of six years and above be transferred out of the Command with corresponding replacement.
According to the Force Public Relations Officer, ACP Olabisi Kolawole, the IGP also charged the AIG to devise means of halting the incessant kidnapping as well as other forms of crimes and criminality, especially in Jere, Kagarko Local Government Area of the State.
Increased cases of kidnap cases have been reported in Kaduna state recently; the most recent case was the kidnap and subsequent murder of an army colonel.
Similarly, the Inspector-General of Police has equally directed the Commissioners of Police in Kogi State Command and his counterpart in the FCT to improve on the surveillance network and high police visibility in their respective Commands, especially along Abuja-Lokoja-Okene and Kabba-Owo axis, to check the incessant criminal activities in the areas.