Criminals referred to as unknown gunmen, which have become a security threat in the South-East in recent times, have been described as terrorists and being treated ‘in the language they understand’ by the Federal Government.
The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi stated this when he was featured at the ministerial briefing put together by the Presidential Communications Team at the Presidential Villa, Abuja, on Thursday.
Speaking at the event, Dingyadi listed the key achievements of his ministry, which according to him include the introduction of community policing, resuscitation of the police public complaints committee, improved police welfare, and acquisition of a special force base at Zuba, Abuja among others.
Responding to a question on whether the intelligence community of the government has been able to unmask the unknown gunmen in the South-east, especially the Indigenous Peoples of Biafra, IPOB, had constantly condemned the activities of the criminal in the region, Dingyadi replied: “Okay, the unknown gunmen, you want to know who they are? I want to tell you that they are unknown gunmen and they are also criminals. They’re terrorists and we are dealing with them in the language they understand.”
FirstNews earlier reported that the Minister, also at the event, had said that though the newly promoted former acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Ibrahim Magu has been retired from the Police Force, he would be prosecuted if eventually indicted by the probe panel chaired by Justice Ayo Salami (retd).