ACTING Inspector-General of Police, IGP Ibrahim K. Idris has sought the cooperation of the Royal Fathers in the country to ensure adequate security in their domains and prevail on their subjects to be law abiding, as he solicited their assistance in crime prevention and control in their jurisdictions, even as he warned criminals, especially kidnappers in the country never to think Nigeria is lawless. The IGP made the call when Royal Fathers led by the Chairman of Traditional Rulers in Nasarawa State, Isa
Mustapha Agwai, paid him a courtesy call at the Force headquarters. The police chief further urged the monarchs to establish “Eminent Persons Forum” in every State of the Federation, and participate actively in the Forum most especially, by making inputs from their wealth of experience to intervene and resolve conflicts and crisis where they occur. The Emir of Keffi, Chindo Yahusa, who represented the Emir of Lafia, assured the IGP of their supports and partnership with the Police in the Eminent Persons Forum and other area their assistance is needed. Speaking on criminals, IGP Idris gave the warning when Operatives of the IGP’s Intelligent Response Team “IRT” arrested a notorious kidnapping gang known to have been terrorizing law- abiding citizens in Rivers State and its environs. According to a statement by the Force PRO, DCP Don Awunah said the gang met its end when they kidnapped a woman and her one year old daughter from her Port Harcourt home, demanding the sum of two million, five hundred thousand naira as ransom for their freedom. Based on credible technical intelligence generated by the IRT, this was however agreed as bait. DCP Awunah said, “In their confessional statements, the gang admitted that they were also responsible for the kidnap of one Undunobuk and other innocent Nigerians. Going through a laptop computer recovered from them, it was discovered that the real owner Undunobuk was once robbed in his Port Harcourt residence and later kidnapped to unknown seaside only to be released on the payment of one million, three hundred thousand naira ransom.