By Hassan Zaggi
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has charged men and officers attached to the K9 unit of the Nigeria Police to be of good conduct and operate within strict professional ethics at the railway stations across the country.
The IGP gave the charge at the formal deployment of the K9 component of Operation Puff Adder to Nigeria railway stations across the country in Abuja, yesterday.
The deployment of the K9 assets, the IGP said, is an initiative within the context of Operation Puff Adder which, according to him, is aimed at complementing the existing security measures emplaced for the security and safety of passengers and critical infrastructure of the Nigeria Railway Corporation across the country.
“As you have always been, I expect you to be of good conduct and operate within strict professional ethics as you proceed to the respective Railways stations across the country in service of your Fatherland,” IGP Adamu, stressed.
According to the IGP, men attached to the K9 unit are known to possess extra-ordinary capacity for detection of Improvised Explosives Devices (IEDs), narcotics and other illicit drugs, firearms and other prohibited items which criminals usually engage for the perfection of their criminal activities.
“The deployment of Police dogs is therefore meant for detection or prevention crimes along the railway corridors.
“Their brief shall be for patrols, surveillance, detection and apprehension of felons in and around railway facilities,” IGP Adamu, noted.
He further reiterated that, “with today’s initiative, passengers, staff, and indeed, all the citizens of this country can further be re-assured of their security as they patronize the services of the Nigerian Railway Corporation.
“I can also assure that all the assets of the Police shall continually be mobilized and deployed towards denying criminal elements of any space to operate in any location in the country.”