The new FCT Commissioner of Police, Bennett Igweh, has ordered the tactical units of the command to identify black spots, and Kidnappers den in the territory and ensure they take the fight to them.
He ordered the clamp down of vehicles without number plates or with a single number plate plying the FCT roads.
Mr Igweh gave the orders during a meeting with leaders of all tactical units and heads of departments of the FCT Police Command comprising Area Commanders, and Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) on Saturday.
This was disclosed by the FCT Police Public Relations Officer, Josephine Adeh, a superintendent of police, in a statement on Sunday.
Trustbase news reports on Friday 2nd February as Mr Igweh assumed office as the 31st FCT police commissioner amid rising insecurity in the federal capital.
He replaced Haruna Garba who was recently promoted to the rank of assistant inspector general of police.
According to the statement, the new police boss also charged the police to employ the use of intelligence-led policing and visibility policing, consistently engaging in a thorough stop and search duty in the city.
Mr Igweh emphasised the need to adopt effective community partnerships in the discharge of their duties, as he will have zero tolerance for laxity.
“The CP, while addressing the officers, urged them to embrace intelligence-led policing, visibility policing through constant stop and search duty in the fight against criminality. He emphasised the need to adopt effective community partnerships in the discharge of their duties, as he will have zero tolerance for laxity.
“He also tasked the heads of the tactical units to identify black spots, possible kidnappers’ dens in the Territory and ensure they take the fight to them. He ordered a total clampdown of vehicles without number plates or with a single number plate plying the roads in the FCT.
“He urged residents to report suspicious activities through the following emergency lines; 08032003913, 08061581938, 07057337653, and 08028940883; PCB: 09022222352”.