Today23 May, 2022

How my men recovered Active Mortar Bomb – Command CP tells IG of Police

How my men recovered Active Mortar Bomb – Command CP tells IG of Police

Cross River State Commissioner, of Police, CP Aminu Alhassan has disclosed that the Command recovered an active mortar bomb in some secessionist “camp” in the state.

He said this during a one day familiarization tour of the command by the Inspector General of Police, IGP, Usman Alkali Baba adding that IPOB/ESN as well as the Ambazonian rebels attempted to squeeze citizens of the state into a secessionist.

He said: “The attempted marriage of unity of purpose between IPOB/ESN and the Ambazonian rebels of the republic of Cameroon attempted to squeeze the law abiding citizens of Cross River State into a secessionist theatre.

“But with the timely intelligence on camps established by this secessionist movement enabled us to measures to thwart the operations of these camps, lulling their activities.

“Recent raids into some of the camps yielded the recovery of active mortar bomb which may interest the IGP to inspect”, the Police Commissioner said.

He further highlighted six challenges facing the state command which needs the immidiate intervention of the IGP.

According to him, they are communications, vehicular logistics, manpower, accommodation, revamping of Command headquarters as well as agitation on Police pension were amongst some of the challenges facing them in the Command.

The Inspector General of Police Usman Alkali while reacting to the statement of the CP stated that crime is dynamic and changes with the time and individuals adding that police officers should also act with dynamism to fight crime.

He also stated that there is need for collaboration between the Military and other security agencies in tackling crime.

He ended by assuring the CP that all his demands will be addressed.

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