Aboki Danjuma, the newly appointed commissioner of police in Imo State, has vowed to terminate the unconstitutional sit-at-home order that has paralysed the state’s economy.
Danjuma promised to restore public confidence and guarantee people could go about their lawful activities without fear of attack by criminally minded elements in the state while speaking at the first ever conference with the strategic managers of the police command yesterday in Owerri, as reported by The Nation.
“Our presence must be well felt by the populace,” he stated. “We cannot afford to be reactive in our policing approach.”
“My administration will strive tirelessly to put an end to the illegitimate sit-at-home order that is harming the socio-economic operations of the state.
We will regain the trust of the people so that they can engage in lawful activities without worrying about being harmed.
He promised that the force under his command would adhere to the rule of law, have zero tolerance for corruption, and be people-friendly and problem-solving in their approach to policing their local communities proactively.
Currently, the Nigerian Police Force (NPF) is fighting a trust deficit, as stated by the author.
He called on police chiefs to serve as a “vanguard of justice and a beacon of hope” by ensuring that the officers and men working under their command adhere to the highest standards of professionalism, uphold citizens’ basic human rights, and avoid all forms of corruption as they carry out their legal responsibilities.
It reads as follows: “Let us work together and courageously stamp out violent crimes and criminally minded elements in the state, most especially the local terrorist group masquerading as the Proscribed Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and its armed affiliate, Eastern Security Network(ESN).”