Nasarawa police partners Miyetti Allah to combat insecurity, frees kidnapped victims.

Nasarawa State Police Command on Tuesday said it has partnered with the Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association and declared zero tolerance to kidnapping and other crimes, as two kidnapped victim’s regained freedom.

Public Relations Officer, Ranham Nansel who made this known in a statement said that the Nasarawa State Police Command in its drive to reduce to the barest minimum, incidences of crimes and criminalities especially kidnapping in the state, has called for a partnership between the police and Fulani in Nasarawa State.

The Commissioner of Police, CP Adesina Soyemi, made the disclosure when he invited the Chairman, Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association, Mr. Mohammed Bala Dabo, and Fulani elders to a meeting held at the State Police Command Headquarters, Shendam Road, Lafia.

During the meeting, it was agreed that the Fulanis will work in collaboration with the police to stop incidents of kidnapping in Nasarawa State and a security committee comprising of police operatives and Fulani was set up. The Committee was led by a Superintendent of Police, SP Emmanuel Bombum, and saddled with the responsibility of jointly responding to reported cases of kidnapping.

Ranham said that the effort of the security Committee in synergy with the anti-kidnapping unit and other tactical teams of the Command paid off on 18/10/2021 at about 2200hrs when the two kidnapped victims who are graduates of Nasarawa State University and Al Qalam University earlier kidnapped on 16/10/2021 at about 1915hrs were hurriedly released by their abductors due to sustained pressure from the security operatives. The victims were immediately taken to a medical facility for examination and debriefing before reuniting them with their families.

He further stated that the Commissioner of Police wishes to reassure members of the public that the Police Command will not abdicate its responsibility of protection of lives and property thus, soliciting the support and collaboration of the general public by way of giving information in order to reduce crime in the state.

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