Ado-Ekiti - The new Commissioner of Police (CP) in Ekiti, Frederick Lakanu, on Thursday, read riot act to criminals in the state and asked them to vacate the state before it is too late.
He gave the warning at a maiden meeting with senior officers in the state, saying they should brace up for the challenges ahead.
He warned that there would be zero tolerance to crime and criminality in the state.
The new CP was Deputy Police Commissioner in Delta before his new appointment.
He charged men and officers of the command in the state to always protect the ethics and values of the profession.
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Those at the meeting include deputy and assistant commissioners of police, area commanders, Divisional Police Officers, heads of units and other top hierarchy of the command.
The new CP, who described Ekiti as a relatively peaceful state, promised to put in his best to ensure that crimes and criminality were reduced to the barest.
Lakanu said that the Acting Inspector General of Police, Suleiman Abba, had issued a directive that the country should be rid of crimes.
He promised to carry out the order for Nigeria to remain peaceful.