Following the recent upsurge in violent crimes in Bayelsa, the Inspector General of Police (I-G),Ibrahim Idris, has sent a special squad to compliment the efforts of the Police Command in the state in combating crime. Mr Asuquo Amba, the Commissioner of Police in the state, who disclosed this to newsmen noted that the proliferation of arms was hindering the efforts of the Police.
Amba said the arrival of the I-G squad had strengthened the manpower needs of the policemen and also enhanced the command’s capacity to provide security to lives and property to ensure a crime-free Yuletide.He said that the command was receiving specialised technical support from the I-G team and had been linked to the I-Gs platform used for technology-based scientific investigations in the area of analysing telephone calls.
He said that the slight increase in crime rate would soon be a thing of the past following strategies put in place to intensify raids and increase vehicular patrols. No fewer than five people have been shot dead in Bayelsa in the past two weeks, according to Police records.