IGP solicits support to tackle kidnapping


The Inspector General of Police, Mr Ibrahim Idris, has called on Nigerians to support the Nigeria Police in its effort to tackle the kidnapping challenges in the country.

Idris made the call in Kano after receiving 25 fully equipped vehicles donated by Kano state government to the state police command.
He said that the call was necessary in view of the fact that most of the criminals lived within the people.

He reiterated the force determination to address the security challenges facing the country with a view to ensuring safety of lives and property.

On the donated vehicles, he commended Kano State government for the gesture and assured that the vehicles would be effectively by the force.

Earlier the state Deputy Governor, Prof Hafiz Abubakar, said the vehicles were fully equipped with communication gadgets to support the state police command in fighting crime across the state.
He, however, called on the police authorities to ensure adequate maintenance of the vehicles to enable them last long.

The IGP was in Kano state to launch the re-branded public complaint Rapid Response Unit and Change Begins with Me Campaign.