He spoke at the immediate deployment of a Special Strike Force to Kogi State to combat the menace of kidnapping and other violent crimes within the state and its environs.
Force spokesperson, Don Awunah, said the deployment of the Special Strike Force became imperative as the Nigeria Police Force could no longer watch innocent citizens suffer in the hands of dreaded criminals rampaging within the region.
According to Awunah, Idris said with the presence of the Strike Force, Kogi State and its environs would enjoy peace and tranquility but however advised those deployed on the assignment never to turn themselves to “demi-gods” but servants to the people.
Awunah said the IGP urged members of the public to avail the Special Strike Force with desired cooperation and assistance.
The deployment comes amid complaints police officers were violating rights of civilians during operations to contain crime.
Upon his recent appointment, succeeding Solomon Arase, Idris pledged to reform the force to ensure compliance to human rights and ethical standards.
– CAJ News