Initiative for Leadership Development and Change, A Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO), has urged citizens to partner the Police in the fight against banditry and other crimes bedevilling Nigeria.
President of the group, Chief Ugochukwu Nnam, made the call in an interview with newsmen on Tuesday.
Nnam said that the police under the leadership of current Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammed Adamu, was capable of detecting and crushing bandits, with collaboration of citizens.
“The present IGP is a dedicated and uncompromising police officer with the determination to fight all manner of crimes in Nigeria.
“But, he cannot achieve that without our support in the area of information,” Nnam said.
Describing banditry as “evil and demonic”, he wondered how humanity had degenerated.
He said that banditry was a wicked act, which was at its peak, adding that it was time to end it.
Nnam expressed confidence in the capability of the Adamu-led police to secure Nigerians, and said that the end of banditry was near.
He commended President Muhammadu Buhari for supporting the police and security agencies in the fight against insecurity.
According to him, if not for President Buhari’s military background and support, these bandits would have wiped out our people.
Nnam urged Nigerians to be at alert, especially in their neighbourhood, saying such would help in reporting any suspicious movement.
Buhari had recently assured Nigerians that terror of banditry and other security challenges would soon be history.