The Police Command in Zamfara says it has begun a surprise ‘stop-and-search’ operation to curb criminal activities in the state.

What on earth is that and how will it work?

The Commissioner of Police, Kenneth Ebrimson, did not give out too much when he announced the plan in Gusau on Tuesday.

In any case, he was posted to the state from the Force Headquarters three days after gunmen attacked some communities in Shinkafi and Maradun local government areas.

So, he must have some special strategies to justify the special assignment.

“l want to assure the people of the state that the days of pampering these armed bandits are over.

“They should either surrender or relocate from the state because we will take very severe and drastic action against them.

“l am aware of all forms of criminal brigandage in the state including kidnapping, cattle rustling, armed robbery and faceless gunmen attacks, which have denied the people of the state the peace they have been used to.

“l want to say that this peace will soon return and people will continue to sleep with their two eyes closed, ” he said.

The commissioner said the command has begun robust crime fighting through the use of all special units and patrols including the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) and Counter Terrorism Unit (CTU).


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