Incidents like Kankara abductions won’t happen again – IGP

IGP Mohammed Adamu

Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu on Wednesday assured that the police would not allow the recent abduction of schoolboys in Katsina repeat itself again.

Over 300 schoolboys were abducted from Government Science Secondary school, Kankara, Katsina State on December 11. They were released days later.

Visiting Katsina on Wednesday, the police boss said he would ensure such never happens again.

He said, “The recent Kankara incident was unfortunate. I am in Katsina to ensure that such an incident will and shall never happen again.

“We are in Katsina today to ensure that the state is crime-free.

“Internal security is the job of the police. We should never give an opportunity to criminals to operate and we have resolved not to allow either bandits or any other criminals anytime to operate either in the morning, afternoon, or at night.

“That is why we are liaising with our partners including security agencies and other stakeholders like the Miyyetti Allah, not to allow bandits and other criminals to operate.”

The IGP had a closed-door meeting with top police officers, the special adviser to the governor of Katsina on security, Ibrahim Katsina.

Chairman of the state branch of Miyetti Allah Cattle Breeders Association (MACBAN) Manir Atiku was also part of the meeting.