By Abdulwaheed Olayinka Adubi, Kaduna
As the 2023 general elections are fast approaching, the Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Police in Charge of Zone 14, Edward Egbuka, has tasked officers to ensure that the image of the force is not tarnished.
Egbuka made the charge on Wednesday during an official visit to the Kaduna Police Command to interact with its personnel.
According to him, the visit was to encourage the Police personnel on the good work they are doing in efforts to rid the country of crimes and criminalities.
He noted that the personnel were sacrificing a lot to the service of humanity and their father land, which called for such kinds of visits to encourage and motivate the good work they are doing.
The AIG further said that the visit was also to review operational strategies of the zone to ensure more successes in the fight against crime and criminality within the areas of responsibilities.
“We will also review the zones strategies to ensure peaceful general elections, where we will make sure the image of the Force is not compromised in any way,” he said.
Egbuka thanked the personnel for their sacrifices to the state and nation in general, while assuring them of the Zone’s support where needs arise.
Earlier, the Commissioner of Police, Kaduna Command, Yekini Ayoku, said the Command is strategic with the large number of its personnel and 61 divisions spread across the state.
He lamented various forms of crimes and criminalities, including kidnaping and banditry, which he described as the most worrisome bedeviling the state.
Ayoku however, noted that in spite of the challenges, the Command had worked diligently and doggedly in ensuring that the crimes were reduced drastically.
He further said regarding the forthcoming general elections that he had engaged in discussion with political parties and agreed to terms in ensuring peaceful elections in the state.
He solicited for more support from the AIG towards ensuring successful operations against crime and criminality in the state.
He warned the personnel against peddling into politics, while calling on them to keep the spirit of patriotism high above their personal interest.