By JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
Kano State Governor, Alh Abba Kabir Yusuf has called on the Nigeria Police Force to support the state government in its fight against drug abuse, phone Snatching, armed robbery, thuggery and other social vices for continuous security of lives and property of people of the state.
According to a statement signed by his Chief Press Secretary, Sanusi Bature Dawakin Tofa, made available yesterday, the governor made the appeal when he received the acting Inspector General of Police, Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun who in company of management staff of the Force paid him a courtesy visit at Government House.
Alh Abba Kabir Yusuf appreciated the efforts of the Nigeria Police Force and other security agencies for operating under one roof towards securing the state assuring of the support and cooperation of the state government for them to perform exceptionally.
He added that to bring police closer to people, his administration has constructed the Tarauni Area Command headquarters and Divisional Police headquarters at Court road and two others are under construction at Tudun Wada and Zango Divisional Police headquarters affirming that the dou police Stations would be completed in earnest.
In his submission, the acting Inspector general of Police, Kayode Adeolu Egbetokun said he is in Kano for the Passing Out Parade of the participants of course 5 regular cadet ASPs of the Police Academy Wudil and visited the Governor to doff hat to the State government for its concern to the men and officers of the force.
The Inspector general said that he is assiduously working with his management team to provide an articulated decument for effective service delivery especially in the areas of modern community policing that is technology driven, intelligence gathering and other facets so as to take the force to the next level.
Mr Kayode informed the Governor that he is initiating the establishment of a Special Intervention Squad made up of well trained and equipped personnel to quickly respond to any emergency need and Kano state was envisaged to be the pilot state of the project.