ARMSTRONG ALLAHMAGANI, Bauchi –
The newly deployed Commissioner of Police, Bauchi State Command, Alhassan Aminu, on Tuesday, assumed duty after taking over from the former Commissioner, Umar Sanda, who was transferred to Lagos State.
Speaking at his maiden press conference in his office, shortly after taking over, he promised that the Command under his watch will eschew inordinate acts of indiscipline and corruption, adding that he will integrate the elements of key modern crime control and conflict management in the Police’s policing efforts.
He said that these methods to be deployed are directed at prolific offender management, crime hot-spots policing and managing major public gathering and crime prone events within dedicated systems of community partnership that include intelligence-led patrol systems, hot-spot policing and intelligence-led patrol response operations.
Aminu said: “Our policing will be driven by fore knowledge and guided by intelligence at strategic, operational and tactical levels. It will be proactive, preventative in orientation and conducted within the context of public ownership, partnership, participation, problem solving and community support with a mainstream human security.
“Furthermore, we shall integrate the elements of key modern crime control and conflict management in our policing efforts. These methods are directed at prolific offender management, crime hot-spots policing and managing major public gathering and crime prone events within dedicated systems of community partnership that include intelligence-led patrol systems, hot-spot policing and intelligence-led patrol response operations etc.
“We shall therefore identify our respective and collective Area of Responsibilities (AORs) in terms of geographical areas, demography, social, economic crime maps of the areas and command to guide intelligence-led operations.
“We shall generate functional formal and informal partnership with all sister security agencies and all the relevant stakeholders in the community we are serving with at all levels towards crime prevention and community problem solving. We shall be responsible and respectively accountable for our services and eschew inordinate acts of indiscipline and corruption.”
He promised that the Command under his leadership will maintain an uncompromising stance that any form of electoral disorderliness, violent behaviors, disruption of campaign rallies, display of dangerous weapons, or any illegal objects during campaign procession or electoral processes will not be condoned.
He vowed that “anyone found wanting directly or indirectly connected with such acts will be arrested and brought to face the full wrath of the law.
“Also, with no exceptions, any state-owned security or private quasi-security outfits, planning to partake in providing security at campaigns or during elections should keep away as they have no role in the electoral Act.
“By the grace of Almighty Allah, we shall collectively surmount and deal with the emerging security challenges in tune with the Inspector-General of Police’s vision and mission.”
According to him, ensuring the security of lives and property of all in the state is one of the fundamental duties of the Nigeria Police Force as a leading agency in Internal security through maintaining a friendly policing system that will perpetually be a threat to villains and other purveyors of crime and criminality within our communities; the objectives of modern policing/crime control in tune with global best practices, would constitute the Command’s collective and individual responsibilities to ensure that there is law and order; effective control of crime and prevention within the ambit of law, and respect for human rights and diversity with a sense of self accountability.
“Our strategy will generally be integrated intelligence-led community policing which transcends beyond just law enforcement to embrace human security and development services but necessarily require diverse expertise and whole community support.
“In conclusion, I am requesting your maximum cooperation, dedication and support in our collective efforts to deliver on the onerous task of serving the state in particular and the nation in general,” he stated.