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Bayelsa Police to set up Special Squad to fight violent crime 

CP Okoli inspecting Guard
CP Mike Okoli

The new Commissioner of Police, Bayelsa Command, CP Mike Okoli, has announced that the Command will set up a special squad that will promptly respond and deal with violent crimes and social miscreants in the state.

CP Okoli made this announcement at his maiden press conference at the Police Officers mess in Yenagoa recently.

The new CP also said that the Command, under his watch, will develop new strategies and come up with ways to fight crime and prevent loss of lives and property.

He said he has come fully prepared and well equipped to do professional Police work with the aim of maintaining law and order, fighting crime and criminality and ensuring that the good people of Bayelsa State including those residing and doing lawful business in the state are protected.

Part of his statement reads: “We shall establish a special squad that will promptly respond and deal with violent crimes and social miscreants. The Command will strive to ensure that crime does not take place and if it does, we shall respond promptly, pursue the hoodlums, subdue them and apprehend them to face the law.

“I will ensure that my policemen are imbued with the necessary.discipline and commitment. The Command under my watch will exhibit total abhorrence to corruption and extortion of members of the public. Extra-judicial killing and molestation- of innocent citizens shall not be tolerated. Our men shall be exposed to constant lectures and training to uphold Human Rights and be civil to members of the public. Any action capable of bringing ridicule to the Force will be unacceptable.”

“The Command will implement fully the vision of the IGP Mohammed A. Adamu NPM, on community policing. In this regard; Bayelsans will participate and play fundamental roles in the provision of security in the state. Accordingly, the method of policing will be all inclusive and transparent. The idea and the spirit of community policing is to bring policing back to the people,” he said.

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