End banditry, kidnapping before farming season – Northern governors urge Acting IGP


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The Northern Governors Forum has urged Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba to pay attention to proactive measures in tackling crime in the country.

Chairman of the forum and Plateau State Governor stated this in a Saturday statement congratulating the police boss on his appointment.

The statement was signed by Dr. Makut Macham, Director of Press & Public Affairs to the governor.

Lalong said the Northern Governors were particularly concerned that the farming season was at hand and many farmers might be discouraged from cultivating their farms if banditry, kidnapping and insurgency were not brought to an end.

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The Northern Governors Forum Chairman called on Nigerians to support the Acting IGP and the entire security architecture for a more secure nation.

Meanwhile, Lalong said the appointment of the Acting IGP was well deserved considering his track record of diligent service to the nation across various police formations in the country.

While wishing him a successful tenure, Lalong said the Northern Governors Forum would accord Baba all the necessary support to enable him provide the leadership needed for proactive policing that deters crime, effectively tracks criminals and generally attracts the goodwill of the public.

He said, “As Northern Governors, we remain committed to Community Policing and any other measure that will lead to securing our region which has been bedeviled by different forms of insecurity. We must work together to adopt new measures that will not only enable us overcome these challenges, but also remain on top of the situation by preventing criminals from carrying out their nefarious activities.”

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