23 December 2012

Nigeria: Terrorism - Police Renew Calls On Borno Residents to Give Vital Information

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Nigerian police on standby.

Maiduguri — Police on Sunday renewed calls on residents of Borno to supply vital information on suspected criminals and terrorists hideouts in the state.

Mr Ibrahim Leha the Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) in charge of Operations, made the appeal shortly after interacting with the officers and men of the police command in Maiduguri.

Leha told newsmen that the residents must cooperate with the police if they wished to overcome the current security challenges facing the state.

"We want the residents to know that the police are here to help fight criminals and terrorists in the society. But the police cannot succeed in doing this without the support and cooperation of the people," he said.

Leha explained that the police could not operate successfully without the people's help.

"People should know that the police are their friends. We must work together to fight the criminals and terrorists hiding among the people," he said.

Leha, however, acknowledged that the police had recorded some level of success in the state in the fight against crime.

"I came here to see things for myself in both Borno and Yobe states. I must confess that from what I saw, there are lots of improvements in the police fight against crime in the states," he said.

Leha lamented that the security challenges in the state had almost crippled social and economic life and urged the people to team up with the police and other security agencies in their quest to address the problem.

He thanked other security agents for their supports and cooperation with the police. (NAN)

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