Abdu Umar has taken charge as the Borno State Commissioner of Police, he was recently appointed by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba Ali.
He resumed duty in his new position on Tuesday at the headquarters of Borno State Police Command in Maiduguri, replacing Bello Makwashi.
He immediately settled down to carry out lots of crucial assignments in his avowed move to protect lives and properties of citizenry in a state devastated by the activities of Boko Haram Insurgents/ISWAP for the last 12 years.
Umar told journalists that he has no option following his appointment by the IGP rather than proceed to Borno state to discharge his constitutional mandate toward serving the good people of the state alongside officers and men of the state police command with the support of the media.
He reiterated that he is aware of all what is happening in the northeast, adding that he is “here to serve all and sundry accordingly,” Assuring that his doors is widely opened for information and social interactions without which police cannot achieve its mandate, while noting the importance of journalists in this regard.
He also promises that the police would apply scientific approach to serve its mandated tasks based on the vision of IGP.
He promised that the police under his leadership in the state will assiduously work toward eradicating deferent forms of crimes by arresting and prosecute the perpetrators, effectively enforcing laws and orders.
He said he is ever ready to take over the liberated community to reinforce laws and order by restoring civil authorities.
He also promised to work with all the security agencies in the state especially at the time when the Boko Haram Insurgent are sundering in their large number almost on daily basis.