From Pwanagba Agabus, Jos
The Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of North-Central Zone, Christopher Katso, has charge commissioners of police within the zone to wake up to their responsibility and secure residents.
Katso gave the charge while addressing police officers at the Plateau State Police Command Headquarters in Jos.
The DIG also warned Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) who have turned official vehicles into family cars to desist from the act, or face the wrath of the law.
“It has come to the notice of management that DPOs have made official vehicles given to them for officials duties as family vehicles, that has to stop immediately, police work must not suffer,” he said.
The Police chief charged the Commands to effectively police their vicinity, and not allow suspected insurgents who are been displaced by the Joint Task Force from the North-East, to establish base in the North-Central states.
He commended initiatives of the Plateau State Commissioner of Police, Nasiru Oki, for planning to embark on mop up of illegal firearms in possession of the public in the state.
The DIG charge the Plateau State Command to constantly patrol road sides business, uncompleted structures and unoccupied buildings to rid the state of criminals.