Police Campaign Against Cultism and other vices, POCACOV, and Salute Nigeria Initiative (Finger off the trigger) and some other Civil Society organizations have commended the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Abubakar Adamu’s deployment of policemen to to Lagos and Ogun states in connection with the COVID-19 fight.
The group equally commended the IGP’s directive to zonal AIG’s and commissioners of police across the country to immediately rejig the security architecture in their various commands to effectively tackle all emerging crimes associated with the COVID-19 lock-down.
The National Coordinator of POCACOV, Ebere Amaraizu and the Convener of Salute Nigeria Initiative, Initiators of Finger of the Trigger Chielo Onyima Ojirika in a joint statement stated that the IGP proactive move has started yielding results and urged Nigerians to adhere to the directives and medical advice by the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19 and the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control.
Recall that Nigeria Police Special Tactical Squad (STS) has smashed a two-man car stealing gang led by one Bashir Isiaku, aged 34, notorious for stealing cars from the car park of the Jos University Teaching Hospital (JUTH) and as well arrested 28 year old female armourer, Fatima Garba alongside her gang of kidnappers and armed robbers, notorious for attacking Nigerians around Sokoto, Kebbi, Kaduna and Niger States, estimated to have made over twelve million naira from various criminal escapades and a recovery of some arms.
They equally applauded Federal Government outlined palliative measures to cushion the effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic, which include but not limited to the directive to the Nigeria Customs Service to release 150 truckloads of rice seized from smugglers for immediate distribution across the country, as Part of the FG’s palliative measures to cushion the effect of the #COVID19 Pandemic.”