Police explain why bandits’ attacks persist in Niger

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The Niger State Police Commissioner, Adamu Usman, has attributed the continued bandit attacks in parts of the state to the difficulty of terrains and lack of communication.

He also disclosed that banditry, rape, cattle rustling and armed robbery are other challenges facing the Police in the state.

Adamu Usman, who spoke with journalists at the premises of the Niger State House of Assembly shortly after a closed-door session with legislators, said some of the terrains are hard to reach by his men during attacks.

The Commissioner was invited by the Assembly to explain why the continued banditry attacks in the state especially in the Niger East Senatorial zone.

Disturbed by the incessant banditry attacks and rising tide of insecurity that pervades the state, it would be recalled that the House invited the Police Commissioner, the State Governor, Abubakar Sani Bello, Director, State Security Service and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) to come and explain why.

He stated, ” The particular challenge we face are the difficult terrain and communication. There are some places that if you have to go, you have to go through Kaduna State. So the terrain is a problem, and also some of these communities have no network connection. So, if there is a problem, or before information gets to us, the bandits would have escaped.”

The state Police boss promised that the Command will continue to do its best to ensure the attacks are permanently eliminated in the state.

Usman, however, called for the cooperation of the Assembly in addressing the menace, arguing that as the representatives are closer to the people at the grassroots areas, they should oblige the Command with useful information.

” Security is everybody’s business, and the House of Assembly is a vital organ in confronting this challenge. They are closer to the people as their Representatives. So, they have a critical role to play,” he maintained.

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  • Ciza Léonce July 1, 2020 12:00:39 AM
    He also disclosed that banditry, rape, cattle rustling and armed robbery are other challenges facing the Police in
  • Ogba Ebenezer June 30, 2020 11:58:54 PM
    I feel why bandit attacks are still high is because they have information in the police force
  • Moses Emmanuel June 30, 2020 11:58:37 PM
    Security operatives must put up all the necessary measures to curb the banditary attacks.
  • GRACE EKPO June 30, 2020 11:58:30 PM
    the Command will continue to do its best to ensure the attacks are permanently eliminated in the state.
  • ATEJIOYE BABATUNDE DAVID June 30, 2020 11:57:41 PM
    Poor security network ad Strict compliance with government regulations is still part of showing love to our neijghbours..
  • Sunday Gabriel June 30, 2020 11:55:44 PM
    thanks for the information ....... thats great
  • Tom favour June 30, 2020 11:51:42 PM
    thanks for the information ....... thats great
  • Omasheye Grace June 30, 2020 11:51:31 PM
    He also disclosed that banditry, rape, cattle rustling and armed robbery are other challenges facing the Police in
  • Elizabeth Ferdinand June 30, 2020 11:45:06 PM
    I understand the commissioner. Bandits take advantage of bad roads to operate
  • Ibrahim Ayo June 30, 2020 11:44:04 PM
    I understand the commissioner. Bandits take advantage of bad roads to operate
  • Afolashade Akinhanmi June 30, 2020 11:38:57 PM
    Those terrains and communication link should be improved
  • Joseph Edet June 30, 2020 11:35:21 PM
    Security is everybody’s business, and the House of Assembly is a vital organ in confronting this challenge. They are closer to the people as their Representatives. So, they have a critical role to play,” he maintained.
  • Effiom Okon June 30, 2020 11:35:15 PM
    Thanks for sharing the details...
  • Iwunze Samuel June 30, 2020 11:32:14 PM
    Security operatives must put up all the necessary measures to curb the banditary attacks.
  • Clare Chioma June 30, 2020 11:30:46 PM
    Let the police keep working to protect lives and property
  • Mary Mary June 30, 2020 11:30:04 PM
    More security is needed, and severe punishment be considered on the offenders, no mercy for them. this Will make it to reduce,
  • Eligbue Alphonsus June 30, 2020 11:23:17 PM
    Thanks for sharing this with me and Friends messages
  • Odika Amarachi June 30, 2020 11:21:26 PM
    Government should try and increase the security in this country the crime rate in this country is too much
  • Victor Sunday June 30, 2020 11:18:40 PM
    Pls let's every one do right thing always at the right time
  • Clement Chimela June 30, 2020 11:18:15 PM
    The Commissioner was invited by the Assembly to explain why the continued banditry attacks in the state especially in the Niger East Senatorial zone.
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