Determined to curtail the insecurity challenges in the Birnin-Gwari axis of kaduna State, the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris, has ordered the immediate deployment of additional 200 police personnel to the area.
Speaking during a town hall meeting with stakeholders in Birnin-Gwari, while on visit to ascertain the security situation, IGP Idris said the officers would work with those on ground and other security personnel in order to give the bandits a run for their money.
The IGP in the company of the General Officer of 1 Division, Nigerian Army, Major General Mohammed Mohammed and the Kaduna state Commissioner of Police, Austin Iwar explained that ten patrol vehicles will be provided along Funtua-Birnin-Gwari road for efficient and effective patrol.
Idris informed the gathering that an Area Command is to be created in Birnin-Gwari, with two additional Divisions, as measures being put in place to curb excesses of criminal activities in the area.
He called for synergy among the security agencies deployed to the area and the community for better understanding on how to bring criminality in the area to the nearest minimum.
“The police can only succeed with your support, you live here and we will want you to provide information that will help them discharge their duty,” he explained.
Earlier, the Emir of Birnin-Gwari, Alhaji Jubri Zubeiru Mai Gwari 11 had called on the IGP to help recover the old Birnin-Gwari town from the bandits.
According to him, the town was a historical site that must not be left in the hands of the bandits.
Similarly, the women leader of the area, Aisha Adamu, expressed dismay over the raping of women by criminals in the area and urged the IGP to come to their rescue.