By: Mustapha Gambo Muhammad
The Kano State outgoing Commissioner of Police, Sama’ila Shuaibu Dikko says granting bail to criminals after they were charged to court was his major challenge in the course of discharging his duty as Commissioner of Police in the state.
He made the assertion at a conference with Community Policing Stakeholders, Head of
Department, (DPO,s) Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers, held at Police Officers’ Mess, Bompai Kano.
He however said under his watch the command had arrested many suspects for felonious offences like Armed Robbery and Motor Vehicle Theft, but acccording to him, in no distance time after charging them to court, police will arrest them again for similar offences.
He called those concerned to do the needful in ensuring proper punishment for offenders.
“All thanks and glory is to Almighty Allah (SWT) for giving me the opportunity and good health to stand before you today to interact with you exactly Seventeen (17) months, Six (6) days after I assumed duty as the 42nd Commissioner of Police of Kano State Command, on the 19th February, 2021.”
“By the grace of Almighty Allah (SWT), I will retire from the service of the Nigeria Police Force on the 27th July, 2022 after attaining the age of Sixty (60) years.”
He expressed his appreciation to the Inspector General of Police, IGP Alkali Baba Usman for finding him worthy to serve as the Commissioner of Police of Kano State.
“I am ever indebted to the Kano State Government under the leadership of Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, OFR (Khadimul Islam) for all the support, and for giving the issues of security a priority during my tenure in the State.”
Dikko, similarly appreciated the Assistant Inspector General of Police, in charge of Zone 1 Kano, AIG Sadiq Abubakar Bello, and his predecessor, AIG Habu A. Sani, for encouragement and guidance.
He applauded Community Policing Stakeholders including; Traditional Rulers, Religious Leaders, the Media, Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), Civil Liberty Organizations (CLOs), Youth Organizations and the good people of Kano State for their support, prayers, encouragements and cooperation.
He explained that on his assumption of duty, he met a working Community Policing Strategy in the State and obtained guides and briefs from my predecessor.
“The State was carefully crime-mapped and an Action Plan was analytically designed,” he however said.
CP Sama’ila maintained that following Anti-crime strategies were employed, which include
Robust Community Policing Engagements, Rapid Response to Distress Calls, Intelligence-led Policing and Visibility Policing.
Other include: Constant Raids of Criminal Hideouts and Black Spots, Adherence to the Ethic of the Force, synergy with Sister Security Agencies Community Policing Stakeholders,
Among other engagements.
He further said all these engagements translated to the peace being enjoyed in the state.
The out going CP, also commended the Officers and Men of the Command for their Hard Work, Commitment, Dedication and dogged efforts in fighting Crime and Criminality.
” I also appreciate other Security Agencies for our good working relationship.” He added