In a bid to set the ball rolling in tackling security issues in Niger State, the Governor, Rt. Hon. Mohammed Umar Bago has visited Service Chiefs in the country.
The Governor visited them at different times in their offices in Abuja to seek collaboration in curbing insecurity in the state.
Governor Umar Bago expressed concern over the ravaging activities of bandits and other forms of criminality in the state.
While appreciating the Security Chiefs for their efforts towards ensuring a peaceful society, the Governor urged them to do more.
“We have taken time to first visit the Service Chiefs to introduce ourselves to them formally, secondly to thank them for the collaboration in the past and also to ask them to do more”, he explained.
The Governor disclosed that the Inspector General has given a nod to his plan to demolish the Police Station in Chanchaga.
“We have discussed with the I.G on very relevant issues including the police station issue in Chanchaga and he has given his nod. He is in tandem with our change policy and we will bring that down on Thursday”, he said.
The Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Isiaka Oladayo Amao while speaking to Journalists, disclosed that they are working ahead of criminals especially during this farming season so that farmers can carry out their farming activities.
He also assured of the deployment of more aircraft to ensure quick response to security challenges in the state.
“We know the problem we have now is that the criminals don’t want farmers to go to their farms but we are working ahead of them. We are deploying some aircrafts to Minna to increase our response to any security issue in the state”, he stated.
The Service Chiefs visited were the Chief of Air Staff, Air Marshall Isiaka Oladayo Amao, and the Chief of Army Staff, Lieut. Gen. Faruk Yahaya, the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba and the Director General of the Department of State Service, Mr Yusuf Magaji Bichi.
Bologi Ibrahim
Chief Press Secretary
to the Governor of Niger State
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