CP admonishes journalists in Zamfara on factual reportage



newly deployed Commissioner of Police in Zamfara, Mr Hussain Rabiu, has cautioned journalists against publishing speculations  to unsuspecting Nigerians and world.


CP Rabiu stated this during his maiden news conference at Police Command headquarters in Gusau on Monday.


He said: “ police and must work together but  in doing so, we must have our country and our state in mind and work for good of our people,  especially at ensuring the security of and property of residents.


“I want  to assure you that my phone is and active 24 hours, the command’  PRO  and I are ever to give you information,  especially regarding our work.  Therefore, you should not hesitate to call and verify reports before going to .


“You should do more by  sustaining  the spirit of partnership through enlightening, educating and informing members of the general public on exact happenings in the state so as to avoid fake information and rumour mongering that can create panic and apprehension in our communities.


“The combat readiness, determination and total commitment of the police under my watch will be through total onslaught against vicious crimes and that will be carried out in partnership with the state government, other , Traditional Rulers, and Religious leaders.


“My Policing strategy will be intelligence driven, participation and engagement which transcends law enforcement to embrace human security and development , but necessarily require diverse expertise and whole support.


“Our policing has to be driven by fore knowledge and guided by intelligence at strategic, operational and tactical levels.


“It should therefore be proactive, preventive in orientation and conducted within the context of public ownership, partnership, participation, solving and support with mainstream human security.”


He, therefore,  appealed for continued cooperation from practitioners and urged members of the public to always give credible information that would stop any criminal intentions even before they occur.


The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the CP  who assumed duty in Zamfara on the May 6, took over from CP Abutu Yaro who was redeployed to Imo  in the same capacity. (NAN)