Insurgency, banditry high Niger’s safety challenges — CP

The Niger State Commissioner of Police, Ogundele Ayodeji, cited banditry, kidnappings and youth unrest as main challenges going through the state.

He famous that these ailments stay main challenges within the villages of Niger that share borders with states akin to Kaduna, Kebbi, Katsina and Zamfara.

The police boss said this on Tuesday when he hosted the Assistant Inspector Basic of Police in control of Zone 7 on the AIG Adeboeale Willaims command headquarters

He mentioned: “As talked about earlier, instances of insurgency, armed theft and kidnapping stay a problem in villages bordering Kaduna, Katsina, Kebbi and Zamfara states. Our consideration has at all times been targeted on Mariga, Rafi, Munya, Rijau and Shiroro Native Authorities Areas.

“Normally skilled in Minna and Kontagora components of the state, the Command launched into large black spot raids in collaboration with different safety businesses within the state via which many thugs disturbing peace within the metropolis had been arrested and prosecuted. This has ensured relative peace within the metropolis, whereas shut monitoring continues.”

Ayodeji additionally introduced to AIG the necessity for a command which he mentioned would enhance efficiency and increase the morale of operatives.

In his handle, AIG Williams identified that the pressure is at the moment within the eye of the storm within the nation as a result of as an establishment they’re accountable for addressing any breach of peace within the varied states of the nation.

He mentioned that as a physique that has the duty to make sure peace and safety, it’s crucial that they’re nicely geared up with the logistics and capabilities wanted to battle insecurity. He assured the command that the Police Excessive Command would handle their wants.

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