The new Commissioner of Police in Kogi State, CP Arungwa Nwazue has on Monday taken over the leadership of the command from his predecessor, Ede Ayuba, promising hard times for criminals.
Nwazue takes over in Kogi following a deployment of Police Commissioners by the Inspector General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali last week.
The 56-year-old Commissioner of Police who joined the police in 1990, with B.A Hons. Philosophy amongst other qualifications, promised to enhance the efforts of his predecessor and boost “a robust security architecture” he took over.
According to him, his tenure would deepen efforts made by Ayuba with emphasy on intelligent gathering from within to enhance the operation of the command and frequent raids/operations aimed at dislodging criminals from their safe heaven out of the state.
Nwazue said in achieving his set goals, he would need the cooperation of all citizens of the state, especially the youth, traditional rulers, Local Governnent chairmen,heads of security agencies, Journalists among others.
The new police boss in the state also promised to tap from the knowledge of his predecessor whom he showered praised for effective leadership in checkmating the activities of bandits and other criminal elements in the state.
He said, “We assure all Citizens that we are prepared and determined to promote a safe Kogi state that will encourage and promote safety and development.”
Earlier while handing over the leadership of the command to his successor, Ayuba, commended Journalists for their support toward his success while his tenure lasted.
Ayuba, who noted that his tenure witnessed some criminal activities, by bandits and their likes, expressed delight that the command was able to curb crime and criminality in the area through the cooperation of Journalists.