The police boss said that it had come to a point when the police would start hitting the kidnappers very hard since they had been misreading the gradual method of tackling criminalities as a sign of weakness.
“But since these criminals have decided to dare the might of the police, the might of the Federal Government, it has come to the point where we have to pay them back in their own coins,” the IGP warned, adding that the criminals must face realities (and) surrender those weapons they have, surrender the victims they have in their custody and surrender themselves to the authorities now.
I guess Onovo was waiting for journalists to be kidnapped before he perceives this as a serious problem; and where does he get off threatening innocent civilians for the failure of his roadblocks to apprehend kidnappers and armed robbers.
I am sure these kidnappers are either policemen or known to him for him to be given ultimatums the way he is doing.
I have absolutely nothing but respect for journalists, but i don't see why it is okay for the rest of us to live in fear for our lives whilst a few journalists merit Onovo heading for abia and handing out 24 hour ultimatums.
If he had the means and the will to catch these kidnappers, he should not have waited this long; why on earth would he be employing a "gradual method of tackling criminalities".
His statements depict a man so obviously incompetent even in the simple art of public relations and does therefore not posses the brain power to tackle crime.
A police boss who has not been able to enforce his own orders on checkpoints amongst his men. is issuing ultimatums to kidnappers, I think the president should fire this man immediately!!!