The Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris has commissioned the newly established 66 Nigeria Police Squadron in Shendam Local Government Area of Plateau State with a warning against complicity in crime fighting within the trouble southern Plateau senatorial district.
In his Press statement made available to this medium by the commissioner for information and communication, Hon Yakubu Dati on Wednesday in Jos.
The Inspector General of Police stated this at the Groundbreaking for the establishment of the 66 Nigeria Police Mobile Squadron in Shendam and the formal presentation of security vehicles to some agencies in Plateau State in Shendam, Plateau State.
He also commended the Governor of Plateau State, Rt Hon Simon Lalong for the restoration of peace and building of peaceful coexistence amongst the citizenry by making peace a cardinal objective of his administration.
The Inspector General disclosed that the performance of Governor Lalong has donated large hectares of farmland by calling on others to emulate his good gesture.
He further applauded the state government for equipping the State Command with communication gadgets towards crime fighting in Plateau state and its environs.
He charged members of the security forces to respect the right citizens and protect lives and properties during their duties post and to also remain committed, transparent to all.
Earlier in his welcome address, Governor Simon Lalong paid glowing tributes to the Inspector General for his dedication and commitment to securing lives and property.
According to Lalong; “we say you are working to safeguard the people live and to also ensure everyone goes about their normal businesses with harassment or molestation “.
The Governor emphasized the need for intensified vigilance and community participation towards lasting peace. He thanked the Inspector General for bringing Police closer to the people.
The IG later performed the groundbreaking ceremony which was preceded by the hoisting of the Nigeria Police Force flag in the company of Governor Simon Lalong and other dignitaries.
The highlight of the occasion was the commissioning of 51 security vehicles after which the IG personally drove one of the vehicles in the company of Governor Simon Lalong to the delight of all guests who gave them a standing ovation.