IG backs talks with bandits, says it's like Niger Delta militants’ dialogue

By AdvocateNews on 20/09/2019

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 1,470

IGP  Mohammed Adamu
IGP Mohammed Adamu

The Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Thursday backed the ongoing negotiations between northern state governors and bandits, saying they were “peace initiatives” that yielded results.

Adamu, who also claimed that the crime rate in the country had dropped “drastically” in the third quarter of the year, when compared with the second quarter, spoke after a security meeting in Abuja.

The IG and the security chiefs had met with President Muhammadu Buhari at the Presidential Villa on Thursday before Adamu emerged from the meeting to brief State House correspondents.

Recall that the governors of Katsina and Zamfara states have been negotiating with the bandits terrorising communities in their states. Sokoto State too is on line to begin such negotiations.

In the course of the dialogues, bandits make open confessions of the killings they carried out and hand in their arms to the governors as a mark of repentance.

In return, the bandits demand the release of their colleagues by security agencies and walk home free.

When asked whether the police endorsed the strange arrangement, the IG said,

“In peace initiatives, you give something to get something. If dialogue can produce results, why do you want to use force,” the IG said.

Adamu compared the negotiations in the North-West to what happened years back in the Niger Delta, saying, “If you remember, some years back, we were having issues in the Niger Delta and those issues, kinetic actions could not solve the problem until amnesty and peace initiatives came up.

The IG, who said crime had dropped in the country, especially in the North-West, gave some statistics to back his position.

For instance, he said while in June, 111 murder cases were recorded “nationally”, it dropped to 99 in July and 80 in August.

Also, Adamu has declared that the Nigeria Police Force as constituted remains the best option for the country.

Adamu made the declaration against the clamour for state police. He argued that the state police not advisable on account of what he called, “the divisive politics of bitterness in the country.”

 He said this at a one-day conference on ‘Effective policing strategies for Nigeria,’ organised by the Gusau Institute in Abuja on Thursday.

 “The Nigeria Police Force as presently constituted remains the best option for our dear country; the community policing model which we have introduced can stem the insecurity in the country, but policing strategies must shift from reactive to modern proactive policing,” the IG stated.

Posted 20/09/2019 07:27:11 AM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


You may also like...
Blockage of Onions to South-East part of conspiracy...

Presidential Poll: PDP demands Buhari’s disqualification

Finally Senate passes 2018 Budget of N9.12 trillion...

Okorocha to Buhari: Sack your cabinet members now...

Gunmen abduct another traditional ruler in Plateau

Killings: Many more will die unless…Ekweremadu

Xenophobia: Nigerians invade Shoprites outlet in Lagos, sing...

Gunshots as hoodlums loot ex-Speaker Dogara’s house in...

2019: APC campaign director defects to PDP, says...

UPDATED: Many injured as explosion rocks Port Harcourt...

We’ll employ all elements of national power to...

Judge exposes lawyer who tried to bribe him,...


Latest News IDP commits suicide after being ‘raped by NGO official’ FG to establish 18 modular refineries in oil-producing states 1,400 Igbo’s killed by security agents under 14 months – Report Mum, student hire thugs to attack teachers in Ogun school Catholic Priest pays WAEC, NECO fees for 12 Indigent students in Anambra Breaking: Gunmen kill Enugu APC Youth Leader, one other, abduct another Nigerian appointed justice minister in Canada under probe, told to step aside Communal war claims 4 lives in Ebonyi, killers seize corpses Three in police net over murder of medical doctor, friend Sit-at-home enforcers warn Nnewi residents, environs Some kinsmen are threatening my life over false prophesy, Ex-Enugu Commissioner raises alarm BREAKING: Nnamdi Kanu floors Buhari govt in Abia court


Most Read FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (259,936 views) Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (259,934 views) I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (259,934 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (259,934 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (259,933 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (259,933 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (259,933 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (259,932 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (252,517 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (251,521 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (193,851 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (192,125 views)






There are no video entries posted yet.