By Emeka Samuel, Uyo
The new Commissioner of Police in Akwa Ibom, CP Waheed Ayilara has vowed to raid criminal hideouts and ensure the peace, safety of lives and properties in the state.
Ayilara, who disclosed this during a maiden press conference at the Police Mess in Uyo on Monday, promised to make the state too hot for criminal elements and their collaborators to live.
According to him, “I am using this medium to prevail on all criminals and their collaborators in the state to pack your bags and luggage and relocate from the state.”
“It is not going to be business as usual. We shall take the battle to your hideouts and deny you freedom of action anywhere in the state”, he said.
The Police Commissioner stated that to achieve successes in the planned action, the Command would collaborate with other security agencies and other critical stakeholders in the state.
Ayilara said that he would tackle unprofessionalism among police officers, noting that “undisciplined officers are a threat not only to the policing family but to the community and the state he serves.”
He appealed to the residents of the state to embrace peace and resist any temptation to resort to violence, threat or misinformation on social media that may threaten the security of the state.
The Commissioner stressed that under his administration, indigenes and residents of the state would be safe and secured, adding that he would do this within the context of the rule of law, professionalism, and utmost respect for fundamental human rights.
“My primary goal is to foster a safe and secure environment for every resident. Together, we will work tirelessly to uphold the rule of law, promote accountability and ensure the safety of all indigenes and the residents of the state.
“The challenges we may face will be met with resilience, innovation, and a shared dedication to upholding the ideals of justice and security”, he added.