The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Abubakar Adamu, NPM, mni Community Policing Sensitization Awareness Campaign team led by Hashimu Salihu Argungu (DIG RTD), mni, psc, NPM organized a one-day sensitization training for Kano State Community Policing Committees members at Al Murjan Hall Bristol Palace Hotel Kano, Monday.
Community Policing Stakeholders present at the occasion were His Excellency, the Executive Governor of Kano State, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, OFR ably represented by SSG Alhaji Usman Alhaji, the Assistant Inspector General of Police Zone 1 Kano, AIG Sadiq A. Bello, psc, the Emirs of the five Emirate Councils, members of various Community Policing Committees, Members Eminent Persons Forum, members of Kano State Police Command’s management team, DPOs, HODs, Inspectors and members of the rank and file.
In his opening remark, the Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command CP Habu A. Sani, psc said the purpose of the workshop is to sensitize stakeholders of Community Policing for a more robust partnership to keeping the State safe and secure.
Adding that DIG Hashimu Salihu Argungu is an icon of Community Policing and he is here to sensitize us as critical stakeholders in making Community Policing project a reality and impactful.
He said Kano governor Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, OFR inaugurated the State Community Policing Advisory Committee (SCPAC) under the Chairmanship of his Highness the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Aminu Ado Bayero and the State Community Policing Committee (SCPC) under the chairmanship of AIG Bashir Albasu (Rtd), the District Head of Albasu.
He said, subsequently, the Eleven (11) Area Command Community Policing Advisory Committees (ACPACs), Local Government Community Policing Advisory Committees (LGSAPC) and Divisional Community Policing Committees (DCPCs) were inaugurated across the five (5) Emirate Councils, forty-four (44) Local Government Areas and seventy-four (74) Divisional Police Headquarters in the state respectively.
According to the CP, these formed committees work hand in hand with the already existing Police Community Relations Committees (PCRC) in the state. These partnerships between the Police and the Public were built from the grassroots. At all levels of policing the state, community policing is in the fore-front.
He added that the state government made remarkable contribution towards improving community policing on the command’s crime fighting efforts with the expansion of digital radio communications and installations of Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) monitoring platforms and logistics.
“Based on the reports we have from various community policing stakeholders; members of the public appreciate the efforts of the Police in combating crimes and gained public trust and confidence in the State.
“With these community policing initiatives and engagements, the Command was supported by individuals, groups and corporate organizations with 12 new vehicles, refurbished 24, renovated 20 Buildings, furnished 27 offices, construct modern Gate at the Command’s Headquarters and the ongoing construction of Gymnasium at the Command’s Officers mess.”
‘With these supports, the Command recorded tremendous successes in the course of policing the state, adding that three thousand Five Hundred and Ninety-Two (3,592) suspects were arrested from 1st January, 2020 to date.”
He gave a breakdown of the successes recorded to included arrests of 114 Kidnapping Suspects, 197-Armed Robbery Suspects, 76 Fraudsters, 67 Drug Dealers, 2,805 Thugs (‘Yan Daba), 21 Cattle Rustling Suspects, 70 Motor Vehicles, 32 Tricycles, 49 Motorcycles and 8 Bicycles Thieves were arrested.
Rescue of 28 abduction Victims, 10 Kidnapped Victims, 4 Victims of Solitary Confinement and 25 Trafficking Victims.
Recoveries in the period under review were 77 Different Calibres of Rifles Including 18 Ak-47 Rifles, 1,837 Different Categories of Live Ammunitions and Cartridges Including 700GPMG Chained Ammunitions, 104 Motor Vehicles, 30 Tricycles, 74 Motorcycles & 6 Bicycles, over 548 Cows, over 827 Mobile Handsets, 570 Brand New Stolen Motor Vehicles Tyres Valued, N15,000,00.00, Forty-Four (44) Brand New Motorcycle Tyres valued N 264,000.00
69 Bags & 2,825 Parcels of Indian Hemp Weighing, 3260.4kg and Valued N27,170,000.
13 Cartons & 141 Bottles of Codiene Expectorant Valued N1,444,550.00 and Tramadol Valued N2,400,000.00.
11 Drums & 13 Jerry Cans of Suck and Die and 518 Cartons of other Different Intoxicating Drugs.
Two (2) Point of Sale (POS) Machine, 1,047 Used SIM Cards, thirteen (13) Different ATM Cards and Two (2) Laptop Computers and 1,869 Machetes, 64-Pointed Rods and 472 Clubs.
He announced an award dinner for the State Community Policing Stakeholders to show appreciation and satisfied with the level of their commitment, support, cooperation and outstanding contributions.
CP Sani thanked the Government of Kano State, the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 1 Kano, security agencies, the good people of Kano State and the Community Policing stakeholders for the prayers, support, encouragement and cooperation. Saying, “We will continue to formally and informally partner with you as we remain resolute in our commitment to ensuring general security atmosphere prevails in the Kano State.”
In his remark, his Excellency DR Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, OFR (Kadimul-Islam) ably represented by the SSG, Alhaji Usman Alhaji appreciates the efforts of the Police in making Kano State peaceful. He said that Kano State Government will ensure total implementation of Community Policing in the State.
The State is ready to give all necessary supports required by the Police. He therefore, urged Traditional Rulers, Religious Leaders, Community Leaders and the good people of Kano State to cooperate with the Police in their effort to effectively secure the State.
The SSG prayed that Almighty Allah (SWT) continue to protect the State and the Nation in general against crimes and criminality.