INSPECTOR General of Police (IGP), Mr Simon Sirro, has commended the Singida regional defence and security committee for controlling highway robberies in the region, restoring peace and tranquility in the area.
IGP Sirro showered the praise on the committee in his remarks he made here yesterday shortly after inspecting a special police parade mounted in honour of his visit.
IGP Sirro observed that data on criminal incidents available in his office showed that there was an alarming spate of armed robberies on the Dar es Salaam-Singida- Mwanza highway, which previously occurred in the region but recently decreased tremendously.
He noted that the decline was apparently attributed to the good performance of the competent regional defence and security committee, mutual cooperation from the residents and the impartial news coverage done by the media in the region.
“The committee in its own cannot control the rampant criminal actions but with the sincere cooperation from regional residents everything is possible. I also humbly appreciate the contribution rendered by the media in informing the public. I congratulate them all,” he said.
The Police Chief, who has been on a working tour in the Lake Zone regions before arriving in Singida region, told journalists here that the purpose of his visit was to remind the police officers of their responsibilities, emphasizing the need for them to serve all the people equally.
“But most of all, I want every leader in the police force to fulfill his/her responsibility fully. I will not hesitate to take stern measures against any arrant member of the Force,” he cautioned.