Chiemeka ADINDU, Calabar
Newly posted Cross River State Commissioner of Police, Sikiru Akande upon resumption of office has vowed that there won’t be any hiding place for criminals in the state.
The CP who took over from the late Commissioner, Abdulkadir Jimoh made the vow during his first live broadcast in Calabar. He warned that the best option for everyone is to turn their energies from doing bad to good, promising that residents will feel his impacts in the state within the next two weeks.
“I have told them and I am begging; if you know you have bad intention, go into hiding but if you don’t want to go into hiding, stop. Transfer your energy from doing bad to good. There’s so much we can do.
“With the men I have on ground because, I brought in some people that we know the terrain together, there will not be any hiding place for criminals. But if you think you can hide, you better go to the space because by next two weeks you yourself will heave a sigh of relief to say oh, God has answered our prayers”, the CP assured.
He promised to make freedom his top priority, adding that the too many check points in the state will be reduced. He also stated that his administration will ensure that there won’t be any communal crisis. He added that he will promote community policing.
While noting that he won’t say how he wants to carry out his plans to the public, he said he will plead for reduction in curfew time, promising that he won’t create so much attention and tension in the minds of the people.