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Kaduna CP warns JTF of ‘unlawful activities’ during operations

by Achadu Gabriel, Kaduna

The Commissioner of Police, Kaduna State Command, Musa Yusuf Garba, has warned members of the Civilian JTF in the State to stop taking the law into their hands and should allow legal process to always take its course.

The warning was handed down Thursday due to series of complaints from members of the general public, relating to the unprofessional conducts of certain members of the groups, according to a statement issued by 2I/C Police Public Relations Officer (PRO), ASP Mansir Hassan.

CP Musa Yusuf Garba, in a lecture of members of equalization JTF of civilian security outfit in Kaduna, charged them to be professionals and to always liaise with the police, while carrying out any operation in the state.

“Recently, about three (3) persons lost their lives at different occasions as a result of mishandling of cases reported to them when carrying out their operations, which they often do without the knowledge of the DPOs in their Area of Responsibilities,” it stated. 

The Commissioner of Police has directed that all Area Commanders and their DPOs should undertake stringent measures and supervision on activities of the Civilian JTF in their respective jurisdictions with the sole aim of deterring such ugly trends in the near future, following reports and series of complaints received by the Command.

The CP further initiated a comprehensive training program for members of JTF across the State, which is focused on cultivating the culture of civility and professionalism to members of the groups.

Also in his closing remarks, CP Musa Yusuf Garba thanked members of the State for their unflinching support and cooperation given to the Police since his assumption of duty as the 41st Commissioner of Police in Kaduna State. 

Recall that a civilian JTF member, Muhammed Saidu, was also attacked recently by suspected criminals during a patrol by officers of the force in Kinkinu area of Ungwan Muazu in Kaduna State, leaving him seriously injured.

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