June 19, 2021

Kidnappings: Nasarawa Residents Cry For Help from the IGP

The increasing rates of crime in Nasarawa State is causing sleepless nights for residents of the state who said their lives are no longer safe in the state.

According to some residents, the kidnapping which is gradually becoming a daily activity in the state calls for the immediate deployment of the Inspector General of Police, IGP Intelligence Response Team IRT by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu to combat the criminals in the state.

A residents who spoke on anonymity, said “is like the security agencies in the state are overwhelmed with the continuous crime, so they need the support of the team led by Abba Kyari”.

While some are calling on the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu who happens to be an indigene of the state to deploy the IGP Intelligence Response Team IRT led by DCP Abba Kyari to save the state, a journalists in the state, Mohammed Isa is of the opinion that if the security agencies in the state can collaborate, there will be no need of the IRT.

“I think the security in the state are capable, people should have confidence on them. Though I think there is shortage of man power among them, but if they can collaborate I believe they can rid the state of criminality” Isa said.

Mohammed Isa said though the state is recording increasing cases of kidnappings and rape almost on a daily basis, noting that it’s challenging for the security due to the mode of operation of the abductors as they always change location after every operation.

This is coming at a time when an officer of the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, Salihu Usman, a nephew to former Minister of Information, Labaran Maku and his wife were abducted yesterday in Gudi town of Kokona local government area of the state.

Report by the Police in the state said the abductors killed one of the family members on the spot before they eventually killed the Immigration officer in the bush, while effort by the Police to recue the victim ‘s wife is still on.

The Nasarawa State Police spokesperson, ASP. Ramhan Nansel appealed to Nasarawa residents to have confidence in the Police in the state, saying the Police are capable of curtailing every crime in the state considering the number of arrests made and the relative peace the state is enjoying.

He noted that the Police can not be everywhere, so they need information from the residents to succeed in the daunting task ahead of them to fish out perpetrators of crime in the state.