Insecurity in Nigeria has hit alarming proportions – Wike


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Rivers State Governor, Nyesom Wike says insecurity in Nigeria has reached an alarming proportion.

He, therefore, called on the security agencies to redouble their efforts in curbing it.

According to a Thursday statement signed by the Commissioner for Information and Communications, Paulinus Nsirim, Wike expressed the concern when the new General Officer Commanding 6 Division of the Nigeria Army, Major General Olu Irefin paid him a courtesy visit at Government House, Port Harcourt.

He noted that the prevalence of insecurity in every state of the federation seems to overwhelm the military.

Wike stated that the situation is different in Rivers State because of the robust collaboration between his administration and the security agencies.

“Our determination is to keep the State safe but development also attracts criminality, so we can’t say we are totally free.

“There are still pockets of criminal elements. So, as a professional whose role is to defend the territorial integrity of the country, fight crime and do not involve in politics.

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“We are willing to collaborate with you as a government because security is important for us. Just let us know what you require to succeed in the fight against criminality.

“That way, we will be partners in progress and make the State safe for all residents,” he stated.

Earlier, Irefin commended Wike for his developmental strides.

He said on assumption of duties his commanders told him that they have enjoyed tremendous support from the state government in the discharge of their duties.

He pledged to sustain the existing collaboration in protecting lives and property in the state.

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