Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has asked for collaboration between Governors in the country and security agencies in their respective states to drastically reduce insecurity in their respective areas.
Ganduje asked for the collaboration during a paper presentation, titled "Challenges of Insecurity and Nation Building," at the 2020 Alumni Lecture of the University of Ibadan Alumni Association, Worldwide, held at Dame Edith Okowa Auditorium of the University, Friday.
According to him, Governors need to fully work together with security agencies to address the growing insecurity of various forms in all states of the Federation, adding that Kano State benefits from similar collaboration.
"Through it, we were able to identify and destroy the central command of the dreaded terrorist group and dealt a blow to their operations in Kano, amongst other criminalities," he said.
Ganduje added that "they (security agencies) were provided with logistics and equipment and setting-up of a Police Anti-Cattle Rustling Squad, Ambush Squad and Tactical Observation points along the Falgore Forest, which was hitherto the den of rustling."
He also appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the existence of a permanent camp for military training ground where the Nigerian Army holds regular military exercises that were also established in the only major forest in the Kano.
By way of encouraging others, he revealed that, "The state government has invested over N1billion on procurement of gadgets and operational vehicles for security operatives in the state.
The government has also re-organized Vigilante Groups across the state to enhance community policing and complement efforts of conventional security operatives, adding that policies like the establishment of Ruga reduced farmer/herder clash in his State.
Governor Ganduje argues that the menace of insecurity calls for a new approach that would be founded on credible intelligence gathering.
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