President Muhammadu Buhari has commended the Nigeria Police Force for the discovery of a child-theft racket in Kano State. Also, the President hailed the busting of fake correctional centres in Kaduna and Katsina states.
Buhari disclosed this in a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Publicity, Malam Garba Shehu on Saturday. Furthermore, he urged the police to sustain its good efforts across the country.
The president was reacting to the incidents and arrests made by the police concerning the incidents.
Buhari noted that such arrests were in line with his commitment to human rights and dignity of the citizens regardless of their age, religion and ethnicity.
He said he would not support criminality under any guise, including the abduction of children and selling them off illegally.
On torture chambers, the president maintained that no responsible democratic government would tolerate their existence. Additionally, he decried the physical abuses of inmates in the name of rehabilitation of the victims.
President Buhari, therefore, lauded the efforts of the police in exposing these human rights abuses by individuals and criminal groups.
He expressed optimism that these efforts would be sustained to check the illegal activities of this nature.
The President appealed to members of the general public to remain vigilant and assist security agencies in crime prevention and control by reporting the existence of criminal activities around their communities.
He said: ”The sharing of human intelligence is everybody’s responsibility in order to make our society safe…This government is ever committed to supporting the police to be more effective in the performance of its duties through proper funding and motivation of its personnel.”