The purported recruitment of a criminal into the Nigeria Police Force in the state has been refuted, according to Kano State Commissioner of Police Mr. Mohammed Gumel.
On Tuesday, Gumel told reporters in Kano that Nasiru Abdullahi was one of the 222 “repentant influential youths” who rejected violence and choose to serve as positive representatives of the nation.
He said that Abdullahi, also known as “Chile Madobi,” was one among the young people that the state administration had pardoned.
According to him, the adolescents were deradicalized and thoroughly profiled in accordance with orders from the state administration, and during this time, around 50 of them offered to assist police in the continuing struggle against criminal groups in the state.
The CP questioned whether or not the state had actually erected a training facility and criticized allegations that the state Command was instructing constabularies there.
All 222 powerful youngsters who turned themselves in, according to Gumel, “were thoroughly profiled, and the state administration organized a training for them into various vocations under its skills acquisition programs.
The State Governor, who had previously granted them amnesty, gave us the order to profile them and see how they would fit in with regard to skill development and human empowerment.
50 of the 222 powerful young people who were there offered to assist the police in thwarting crimes and criminal activity in the state. One of them is Nasiru Abdullahi.
He added, “I challenge anybody to go and verify this fact,” after saying that investigations had shown Abdullahi had never been convicted of a crime.
He said, “It is extremely regrettable that certain individuals are out to ruin the character and image of the Nigerian Police, but they will fail.
“Police will continue to be dedicated to safeguarding residents’ lives and property.
We urge the general population to ignore such stories. The public should continue to have faith in the Kano State Police Command’s dedication to safeguarding people’s lives and property in the state.
“Kano State residents should keep up their peaceful and harmonious lifestyles and maintain sharing helpful information about any suspicious person or object movements.
The Kano police have developed community-led, all-encompassing security networks that will support their attempts to drive out criminal groups from the state.
According to the police commissioner, the Command has implemented sensitive security measures in all 44 Local Government Areas to guarantee the capture and punishment of all those associated with organized crime.
“By offering reliable information on the movement of suspected characters in their midst, we are soliciting the sustained support and goodwill of the residents,” he added.