By Danjuma Wakili  

Niger State Government says it has established a one-stop security formation to enable the various security agencies in the state to gather intelligence in order to curb security challenges in the state.

The Secretary to the Government of Niger State (SSG), Hon. Ibrahim Isa Ladan, disclosed this while addressing participants of the Executive Intelligence Management Course (EIMC) 12, 2019 of the Institute for Security Studies (ISS), Lower Usman Dam, Bwari, Abuja on one-week study tour of Niger State recently, at the NSDC Hotel, Minna.

The SSG added that in the whole carnage across the North-central region, Niger State has been able to curtail the activities of armed banditry, kidnapping and also battles cattle rustling in the state, this was as a result of a regular jointly meeting with all the security agencies in the state, like the Nigeria Police Force, Nigeria Army, Nigeria Air Force, DSS,  the Nigeria Immigration Service, The Custom Service and other includes Nigeria Prison Service, NDLEA, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, and also traditional rulers in the state.

He explained that similar security meetings were also held across the 25 local government areas of the state to enable the council chairmen to bring an up to date report on the security challenges in their respective areas and which they forwarded to government and through this proactive measures are taken for the combined operation against the bandits in Niger State.

Isah Ladan pointed out that the state received a lot of support and coorperation among security formations in the state, which had enabled the state government to tackle the insecurity challenges in the state.  While commending the officers and men from the security operatives in the state he implored them to intensify efforts towards the protection of lives and property of the citizens of the state.

Ealier speaking, the leader of the delegation from the Institute for security studies (ISS), (EIMC12) Abuja, and Director. A.A. Adeleke, said that they were on a seven day study tour to Niger State with the theme: “Pattern, and Trend of International Migration in Niger State” which would help in identifying some security challenges in the state and the country at large.

He said that after the completion of their course of study, a comprehensive report will be presented to the state government which will assist in addressing the issue of  insecurity in the country.