Kwara state Commissioner of Police, Tuesday Assayomo, has dismissed reports of bandits and kidnappers’ taking iver the state, particularly the Kwara South Senatorial District of the state.
The CP took a tour of Kwara South senatorial zone on Tuesday for first hand information on the security situation of the area after a statement credited to one Chief Gani Adams, last week, that kidnappers and bandits have finally relocated to Kwara State.
After going round the zone, the Commissioner of Police held meetings with the security community both in Offa and Omuaran, where the people comprising traditional rulers, religious leaders, vigilante, local hunters and sister security agencies were in attendance.
Speaking on the statement by Chief Gani Adams, the CP reiterated his determination to deal with criminals irrespective of names or group they belong to, while also accepting to work with any individual or group of people who are interested in collaborating with the police to fight crime.
“Kwara State is an integral part of Nigeria, and as such, is not completely immune from the security challenges bedevilling all other states but the fact remains that Kwara State is one of the most peaceful states in the country, where efforts by the people and the support by the government and other stakeholders have helped tremendously in sustaining and maintaining the fragile peace in the state,” he added.
The Commissioner assured the people of the state that there is no relocation of bandits or kidnappers into the state.
“Therefore, the command will not relent in doing all that is necessary to sustain the peace and tranquillity in the state including, co-opting the Fulani and other ethnic groups in the vigilante service to enhance the security of our bushes,” he stated.