The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, has vowed that the police will not allow criminal elements hold sway in the country.
He stated that the Police under his watch will not spare anyone who raises his gun to fire at innocent citizens.
He added that his administration would keep reviewing the template of security in order to make it easy for the police to smoke out criminals from their hideouts
Speaking with journalists in Abuja, IGP Idris said: “We will regularly review the template for providing security from time to time.
“This is to ensure that we smoke out criminals from their hideouts. We are not going to spare or think twice about anyone who raises his gun to fire at innocent citizens, we will not allow that hand to come down.
“I say this with all sense of purpose. But we cannot achieve this without the support of community leaders and the help of all Nigerians.
“All kidnap suspects in our custody will be prosecuted as soon as investigation in each case is concluded. And for policemen who engage in the war against kidnappers, they will be rewarded accordingly.”