The new Commissioner of Police in Akwa Ibom, CP Waheed Ayilara, has vowed to raid criminal hideouts to fish out all criminal elements and ensure peace in the state.
Ayilara, who stated this during a maiden press conference at the Police Mess in Uyo Monday, promised to make the state too hot for criminal elements and their collaborators.
He said: “I am using this medium to prevail on all criminals and their collaborators in the state to pack your bags and luggage and relocate from the state.
“It is not going to be business as usual. We shall take the battle to your hideouts and deny you freedom of action anywhere in the state.”
He stated that to achieve successes in the planned action, the command will collaborate with other security agencies and other critical stakeholders in the state.
Ayilara said he will tackle unprofessionalism among police officers, adding that “undisciplined officer is a threat not only to the policing family but to the community and the state he serves.”