A Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Kaura-Namoda, Zamfara who was accused of conniving with bandits terrorising the realm, has been redeployed by police authorities.
The state police spokesperson, Mohammed Shehu made the announcement on Monday March 15 and likewise revealed that no formal grievance has been lodged towards the DPO in respect to the allegation.
The previous DPO was redeployed to the police command headquarters as OC provost, whereas Umar Abdullahi, an assistant commissioner of police has been appointed as performing DPO of the Division.
Shehu additionally enjoined members of the general public, particularly the aggrieved group with credible proof towards the DPO, to come back to the Police Command Headquarters and help within the ongoing investigation.
“The eye of the Zamfara State Police Command has been drawn to a viral video trending on social media platforms whereby the communities of Kungurki village, in Kaura Namoda LGA, accused the DPO of Kaura Namoda Division of conniving with recalcitrant armed bandits who had been making life insufferable for the folks.
“Out there data on the command revealed no formal grievance towards the DPO in respect of the allegation.
“Nevertheless, the command enjoins members of the general public, particularly the aggrieved group, that any particular person or group with credible proof towards the DPO, ought to come to the Police Command Headquarters and help within the ongoing investigation.
“The DPO, as a custodian of peace and tranquility, has the mandate to work together and interact with the 2 warring Hausa and Fulani bandit communities to a dialogue in order to strengthen the continuing peace strategy of the state authorities.”
Members of the general public with credible proof towards the previous DPO are to contact the performing DPO via his telephone quantity– 08162793939.