The newly posted Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 1 Headquarters Kano, AIG Umar Mamman Sanda, paid a familiarization visit to Kano State Police Command. The visit occurred on July 10, 2023, and interacted with Officers and Men.
Commissioner of Police, Kano State Command, CP Mohammed Usaini Gumel, delivered his opening remarks. He stated that “All thanks and glory be to Almighty Allah (SWT) who gave the opportunity and grace on this day the Kano State Police Command is receiving the 23rd Assistant Inspector-General of Police, Zone 1 Headquarters, Kano, AIG Umar Mamman Sanda Kano State Police Command is warmly welcoming you on this visit.
The Command is completely ready to learn from your fountain of knowledge and expertise. The Command counts on preparing us to deliver effective service to the people of Kano State in line with international best practices.
He added, Let me also emphasize that on my assumption of duty on May 2 2023, as the 45th Commissioner of Police of Kano State Command, there were security challenges. He especially mentioned the menace of Mobile Phone Armed Robbery, especially around the Kano Metropolis.
Here there were daily cases and in most cases, records of fatalities, injuries, and loss of properties. There are also threats of kidnapping of some members of the State’s border communities in some Local Government Areas”.
The Commissioner of Police further stated, “It’s in line with the vision and directive of the Inspector-General of Police, Ag. IGP Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun, to all Police Commands and formations to each employ effective policing strategies for tackling insecurity.
These include Kidnapping, Armed Robbery, Banditry, Thuggery, etc. He stated after I obtained briefs from my predecessor and the Command’s relevant Departmental Heads, I carefully studied the crime map and developed action plans to which the police command intensified its Community Engagements, Visibility and Intelligence-led Policing.
Also, keep engaging in massive Public Enlightenment and Sensitization as part of the efforts to surmount the menace which ultimately brought crime and criminality to the nearest minimum. The Command has recorded tremendous successes in policing the State, drastically reducing several crime trends. It’s a good story to tell everyone that during the last month, only two Mobile Phone Armed Robbery cases were reported across the 44 Local Government Areas of the State.
Further, the Command has set out some operational strategies with robust intelligence gathering to tame the emerging threats of Thuggery (Fadan Daba). In this process, sixteen (16) identified suspected Kingpins of thuggery (Fadan Daba) invited by the Command, and this, which is the first batch, has started yielding positive results”.
In his interaction with officers and men of Kano State Police Command, the Assistant Inspector-General of Police, AIG Umar Mamman Sanda, he has commended the Commissioner of Police for his good effort in keeping Kano State safe for everyone.
He also appreciated Officers and Men of the Command for their community policing efforts, synergy with sister security agencies and dogged efforts in crime fighting. He charged officers to operate open-door policing, shun all forms of corruption, and exhibits high professionalism while conducting duties.
The AIG further directed the Command’s Management Team, Heads of Departments (HODs), Area Commanders, Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) and Tactical Commanders to continue to lecture and supervise their subordinates. He prayed and wished the Officers success in their future endeavours.
The visit ended with a presentation of souvenirs to the AIG by the Commissioner of Police.