Embrace peace, surrender arms or face consequences – New Zamfara CP tells bandits

The newly deployed Commissioner of Police in Zamfara State, Mr Yakubu Elkana, has warned recalcitrant bandits terrorizing the state to surrender their arms or face dire consequences.

Elkana, who gave the warning at a maiden media briefing in Gusau, the state capital, on Wednesday, urged the bandits to embrace the ongoing peace process initiated by the state government.

“My policing strategy will be intelligence driven by foreknowledge and guided by intelligence at strategic, operational, and tactical levels at tackling insecurity across the state.

”We will be proactive and preventive in its crime-fighting strategy and to ensure public ownership, partnership, participation, and community support in mainstream security.

“Our commitment and determination as police officers shall be on strengthening the existing excellent security architecture designed by both the Inspector-General of Police and ongoing peace process initiated by Gov. Bello Matawalle.

“This remains my primary objective throughout my tenure as the Commissioner of Police in the state,” Elkana said.

The CP, therefore, appealed to members of the general public to support the police and other security agencies with credible information on activities of criminal elements in the state.

“The police under my watch will discharge its mandate in line with the constitutional provisions and other professional ethics of the force.

“All human rights violations, corrupt practices and other unprofessional conduct will not be tolerated,” he explained.

The CP commended journalists in the state for their continued support to the command in promoting peace and stability in the state.

“Journalists are wonderful people. Your contribution in crime management and control in the state cannot be over emphasized.

“I, therefore, express my gratitude to all of you and urge you to do more by sustaining the spirit of partnership and collaboration with the police and other security agencies,” Elkana said.

Zamfara police warns bandits to surrender or face ‘fire’