The appearing Inspector-Common of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, on Tuesday, launched a particular operation for the South East geopolitical zone, code-named “Operation Restore Peace (Operation RP)”, to stem the tide of violence and legal actions within the area.
Talking whereas launching the operation, Baba disclosed that the marketing campaign was in compliance with the directive by President Muhammadu Buhari to revive peace and safety within the zone.
He added that the president’s directive was not just for the South East but in addition throughout the nation, stressing that there’s an pressing must safe lives and property of residents of the nation.
He mentioned: “The Nigeria Police is decided to revive peace and order the place they’re threatened and defend the residents from all types of threats to their lives and property.
“The Operation RP in Enugu is the primary within the line-up of our strategic plans to revive peace and order throughout the nation… within the coming days, the particular operation shall be prolonged to different elements of the nation to deal with the challenges of banditry, kidnapping and armed theft”.
Appreciating the person and collective efforts of the South East Governors in supporting the police of their efforts to revive peace and strengthen nationwide unity, Baba expressed confidence that “the help of all of the strategic stakeholders will sooner or later change the present narrative within the zone for good”.
In his tackle, Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi welcomed the IGP and different senior cops who accompanied him to Enugu State for the outstanding occasion.
The governor mentioned the event couldn’t have come at a greater time than now, including that “given the bourgeoning insecurity within the nation”.
He expressed optimism that the train will herald the rejigging and re-tooling of the inner safety structure within the South East geo-political zone to carry it in control with rising dimensions of criminality.
“That expectation, in my judgment, appears extra realisable with the reassuring presence of the Ag. Inspector-Common of Police right here right this moment.”