The Imo State Police Command, in its bid to stamp out criminality in the state, has launched Operation Nkpochapu also known as ‘operation wipe out
The Commissioner of Police, Taiwo Lakanu, made the official disclosure of this operation at the council headquarters of traditional rulers in Owerri, the Imo state capital.
According to him, under Operation Nkpochapu, the state has been crime-mapped and all red and black spots have been identified and put under serious observation as other covert strategies had also been put in place to checkmate criminals in the state.
He also unveiled a new pamphlet and phone directory that contains the phone numbers of officers and men of the command who work round the clock for quick response and immediate actions.
This, he said, would aid communication, quick response and also enhance good police-civilian relationship.
Over 500 traditional rulers from various communities across Imo State gathered at their council headquarters to receive the leadership of the Imo State Police Command.
CP Lakanu, while appealing to the traditional rulers as custodians of laws and culture to use their good office and speak to their wards to desist from crime. He asked for their continued support and cooperation through giving adequate tip-off and information that will help the Police succeed.
The Chairman of the Imo State Council of Traditional Rulers, Samuel Ohiri, commended the command for the initiative.
He said that it would go a long way to build a robust relationship between the people and the Police and consequently help reduce the rate of crime in the state.