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Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello

Niger State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello Thursday advocated an all inclusive approach to solving the nation’s security challenges.


He also endorsed the adoption of community policing as a means of stemming down pockets of communial security challenges affecting various parts of the country. 


The governor stated this in Kaduna while speaking with newsmen at the Northern States Stakeholders Security Summit convened by the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Kpotun Idris.


Commending efforts of various agencies in addressing the nation’s security challenges, Gov. Sani Bello maintained that inter-agency collaboration and sharing of vital intelligence among the security outfits as well as community participation would go a long way in stemming insecurity across the country.


According to the governor, “Emerging facts and realities are indicative of the need for us to find an all inclusive solution to our security challenge. Time has come for all stakeholders to team up and find lasting solution to the various security challenges affecting us as a nation. The patriotic and selfless efforts of the military, Police and other security agencies must be supported and complemented by all.


“Every stakeholder have a role to play. Contemporary crime abd criminality have shown that provision of internal security is not the exclusive duty of the government and the police. All institutions, the military, the para-military, traditional, religious and opinion leaders as well as civil societies and groups must come together and fashion out the best way to tackle various security challenges confronting us.


“That is why this security summit been put in place by the Inspector General of the Police is very timely. I strongly believe that with the caliber of people at this summit, which cut across various strata of the society, we will be able to proffer an all inclusive solution to our security challenges”.


The governor also lend his support for the full operation of community policing as a means of checkmating minor security challenges in our local communities, stressing that the success story recorded in the engagement of Vigilantee in the state has further stressed the need for community policing.


The Northern State Security Summit had the Etsu Nupe and the chairman of the state council of traditional rulers, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar, the Mai Borgu, Alhaji Mohammed Haliru Dantoro, Etsu Agaie, Alhaji Nuhu and Etsu Lapai, Alhaji Umar Bago Tafida in attendance.