Police DPO in Zamfara redeployed over terrorism allegations

Zamfara State Police Command has redeployed a divisional police officer (DPO) in Kaura-Namoda over allegations of abetting terrorism activities in the area.

Residents in Kungurki village in Kaura-Namoda Local government area had made the accusations in a viral video.

The command’s public relations officer, Mohammed Shehu, however sad the residents were yet to lay an official complaints against the unnamed DPO.

“The attention of the Zamfara State Police Command has been drawn to a viral video trending on social media platforms wherein the communities of Kungurki village, in Kaura Namoda LGA, accused the DPO of Kaura Namoda Division of conniving with recalcitrant armed bandits who were making life unbearable for the people,” he said.

“Available records at the command revealed no formal complaint against the DPO in respect of the allegation.

“However, the command enjoins members of the public, especially the aggrieved community, that any person or group with credible evidence against the DPO, should come to the Police Command Headquarters and assist in the ongoing investigation.

“The DPO, as a custodian of peace and tranquility, has the mandate to interact and engage with the two warring Hausa and Fulani bandit communities to a dialogue so as to strengthen the ongoing peace process of the state government.”

He added that the state commissioner of police, Abutu Yaro has immediately redeployed the DPO to the police command headquarters as OC provost.

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