In order to combat crime in Nigeria, the police force has pledged to make greater use of cutting-edge tools and methods.
On Wednesday in Ilorin, Kwara State’s capital, the Assistant Inspector General of Police for Zone 8, Mr. Babatunde Ishola, made the announcement during his familiarization visit of the state.
He claimed that because the world was changing so rapidly, so too must law enforcement.
He claims that modern criminals are more technologically advanced, well-organized, and merciless than ever before.
To remain ahead of those who would destabilize the peace, we will continue to use state-of-the-art techniques, data analytics, and intelligence networks.
He emphasized that in order to accomplish this, the police force would implement a system of efficient and reliable human and technological intelligence collection.
In addition, “by harnessing the power of technology, we can make our streets safer, our investigations more efficient, and our communities more resilient,” Ishola said.
The AIG added that the police force places a high priority on ensuring the safety of schools and educational institutions and that it will continue to employ all available human and material resources to reduce the increased risk to which students, faculty, and educational facilities, institutions have been exposed in recent years.
The head of the police department said that a specialized team called the Schools Protection Squad (SPS) would be deployed nationwide to prevent the kidnapping of pupils.
In her speech, Ebunoluwarotimi Adelesi, the state’s commissioner of police, listed cultism, kidnapping, border disputes, communal conflicts, farmer-herder conflicts, and other typical societal situations as examples of crimes commonly committed in the state.
She claimed that the police force in Kwara State had shown exceptional resolve in combating cultism and kidnappings.
The resolve of my men and the backing of the people have made short work of taming these monsters.
An official statement read as follows: “AIG sir, I want to inform you that the task of maintaining and sustaining peace and security in the state is so daunting; however, the support of the traditional institutions in the state, under the chairmanship of the Emir of Ilorin, Dr. Ibrahim Sulu Gambari, and other traditional rulers, has helped in making our task easier.
After praising Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq for his help, the CP added, “I can’t but also mention that the synergy among security services in the state, is top-notch, when it comes to issues of collaboration to deal with security issues.”