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Gov Ortom seeks police support over anti-open grazing law

The new Commissioner of Police in Benue State, Mr. Audu Madaki says the command will adopt robust Crime prevention strategies to reduce criminal activities in the state.

Commissioner of Police in Benue State, Mr. Audu Madaki

Mr. Madaki who stated this when he paid Governor Samuel Ortom a courtesy visit in Government House, Makurdi said part of the strategy would involve effective monitoring and surveillance.

He said the force would commence serious activities in Makurdi metropolis and thereafter move to Gboko and Katsina Ala axis as well as other part of the state to checkmate activities of criminals.

The Benue State police commissioner pointed out that under his watch, no criminal no matter how highly placed would be spared while jungle justice would also not be affected.

Mr. Madaki charged Divisional Police Officers, DPOs across the state to ensure that men posted under them respect human rights while carrying out their duties, adding that the command would synergize with other security agencies.

Responding, Governor Samuel Ortom thanked the Inspector of Police for posting some one with the kind of experience that Mr. Madaki has at a time the state was passing through a lot of security challenges and expressed optimism that he would make a difference.

Mr. Ortom who agreed with the new Commissioner of Police that jungle justice should not be given a place in the society but the rule of law said his administration would interfere in the work of the police in addition to supporting it to achieve the desired results.

Governor Ortom told the new Commissioner of Police that his Government has made several laws such as the anti-open grazing, anti-kidnapping and anti cultism laws and appealed to the police to ensure implementation of the laws.

Mr. Madaki who stated this when he paid Governor Samuel Ortom a courtesy visit in Government House, Makurdi said part of the strategy would involve effective monitoring and surveillance.

He said the force would commence serious activities in Makurdi metropolis and thereafter move to Gboko and Katsina Ala axis as well as other part of the state to checkmate activities of criminals.

The Benue State police commissioner pointed out that under his watch, no criminal no matter how highly placed would be spared while jungle justice would also not be affected.

Mr. Madaki charged Divisional Police Officers, DPOs across the state to ensure that men posted under them respect human rights while carrying out their duties, adding that the command would synergize with other security agencies.

Responding, Governor Samuel Ortom thanked the Inspector of Police for posting some one with the kind of experience that Mr. Madaki has at a time the state was passing through a lot of security challenges and expressed optimism that he would make a difference.

Mr. Ortom who agreed with the new Commissioner of Police that jungle justice should not be given a place in the society but the rule of law said his administration would interfere in the work of the police in addition to supporting it to achieve the desired results.

Governor Ortom told the new Commissioner of Police that his Government has made several laws such as the anti open grazing, anti kidnapping and anti cultism laws and appealed to the police to ensure implementation of the laws.#

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