The Head of the Inspector General of Police’s Intelligence Response Team (IGP-IRT), Abba Kyari, has dismissed the reports making rounds in some quarters that bandits and Boko Haram members arrested by the group have been set free.
PlatinumPost reports that many have accused Kyari’s team of heavily cracking down on suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra-backed Eastern Security Network while treating bandits terrorising the northern parts of the country with kid gloves.
Kyari, a deputy commissioner of police, said individuals peddling such rumours are architects of fake news.
He made this known in a post on his verified Facebook page on Thursday, where he also shared pictures of some the arrested criminals.
He said : “My Friends, These are some of the Bandits and Boko Haram Terrorist we arrested. None of them have been released. If those keyboard warriors and Sympathizers of Criminals spreading False News that Bandits are not being arrested have any Evidence that one of the hundreds of arrested bandits Shown above is released they should show the world pls.
“We are arresting criminals and killers from all parts of the country, in-fact as you can see above the overwhelming majority of killers and criminals we arrested in Nigeria today are the Bandits and Boko Haram.
” Our teams are all across the country fighting criminals and killers and we all know with Nigerian population today and Ratio of 1 policeman to 700 Nigerians we can’t stop all crimes at once.
” But good Nigerians know with the Pictorial Evidence above and very limited Resources at our disposal, We are doing well with our small Unit IRT which is a Very small fraction of the Nigeria Police.
” I have received more than 100 threats from Boko Haram and Bandits. We have Sworn to depend (sic) our Country against all evils. We will never relent.
” Boko Haram, Bandits, IPOB, Keyboard Warriors and their Sympathizers can continue wasting their time with threats and blackmails, it can’t work. All the Securiy agencies will never relent and all the Criminals and killers across the country will be defeated Soonest by GOD’s Grace.”