Usman Baba, the Inspector-General of Police, has said the Nigeria Police Force will be “ruthless” against criminals who pose a security threat to the country.
Baba said this when he took delivery of security vehicles and equipment donated to the police by the Ogun State government in Abeokuta, the state capital, on Friday.
According to the IGP, law-abiding citizens have nothing to fear, stressing that the security operatives would deal with the trouble makers.
He applauded Dapo Abiodun, Governor of Ogun State, for the equipment, which includes over 55 patrol vehicles, motorcycles, 200 bulletproofs, 20 helmets, and communication equipment.
The Police boss stated that the equipment will augment the operations of the security agents in the fight against insecurity in the state.
He said: “Security is everybody’s business; we appreciate you for making our jobs easier by giving us tools to work with. No security outfit in the world can succeed without mobility and communication gadgets. The body armour will give personnel the courage to confront crimes.
“This will go a long way in ensuring the security of lives and property in Ogun State.
“I want to assure that we will be ruthless on those posing a serious security threat to the peaceful coexistence in the country.”
Governor Abiodun stated that his government will fish out criminals and prosecute them to serve as a deterrent to others.
“We will find you, we will smoke you out, we will arrest you and you will face the fullest extent of the law,” he said.