Niger Governor charges Police on security and inter-agency collaboration

Posted by News Express | 8 August 2016 | 2,551 times

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Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello, has charged the new Commissioner of Police, Mu’azu Zubair  Haliru to device new ways and ideas on how to  ensure security of lives and property  in the state.

Governor Bello stated this when he received the new Commissioner of Police at the Government House in Minna.

The Governor said that with proliferation of Small Arms and Light Weapons, SALWs, used by criminal elements to perpetrate various nefarious activities  throughout the federation, it behoves on the new commissioner of police to be  proactive and vigilant to ensure that criminals are tracked before they commit any crime.

“Nigeria is tackling various security challenges and Niger State is confronting its share of such security challenges. I charge you to be proactive in tackling these challenges. You must not wait for crime to be committed before you respond. You must proactively tackle identified threats in the nook and crannies of the state. ”

The Governor   urged the Commissioner of Police to partner with various stakeholders in the state such as traditional, religious and community leaders in maintaining peace and orders.

“It is important you reach out to various stakeholders in the state to strengthen police- community relations in various part of the state for efficient and effective policing.  As you are aware, Niger is a peace loving state. With your presence, you should maintain that.”

“Nigerian Police in the lead agency and closer to the people. You should carry other security agencies along in operation and intelligence sharing.”

He then called on various stakeholders to support the Nigerian Police in the state in discharging their constitutional responsibility of maintaining law and order.

Governor Bello assured him of his administration’s support for the Nigerian Police adding that peace is prerequisite to development.

The Commissioner was accompanied by his predecessor, AIG Abubakar Marafa, who was promoted and posted to Zone 6, Calabar.

 •Photo shows Governor Sani Bello.

Source: News Express

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