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Governor Darius Dickson Ishaku has assured the Inspector General of Police of his administration’s continuous support to the Nigerian Police so as to reduce crime rate to the barest minimum in the State.


Darius Ishaku stated this in the Executive Chamber of Government House, Jalingo, when the IGP paid him a courtesy visit to intimate him on his working visit to the State.

He told the IGP that the State Police Command in the State has been very supportive of his desire to bring lasting peace to the state hence the dire need to support them with the requisite logistics that would make their job less cumbersome yet producing the needed result in line with his rescue agenda in the state.

The Governor reiterated his resolve to follow in the path of his predecessor, Mr. Danbaba Danfulani Suntai by providing the police with the enabling environment to function effectively, maintaining that some of the crises in the State emanate from political and elite class, who take advantage of their people and set them against one another which over time transcends into communal clashes.

Further more, the Governor told the IGP that the State is also faced with the problem of influx of people from other parts of the country, which poses a threat to the peaceful coexistence of Tarabans.

Governor Darius Ishaku equally lamented that another form of crime thriving in the country is that of kidnapping which he described as more lucrative than armed robbery.

Another area the state is making progress according to the Governor is in the area of returning and resettling the IDPs, which he asserted was made possible by the suspension of some village heads and chiefs that were found conniving with some people to deny some of the internally displaced persons access to their lands, adding that, he has intensified efforts with the help of the police, and the IDPs are gradually returning to their homes.

He promised to assist the police with plots of land for building the Police officers quarters and Police Children School which will be built near the abandoned police head quarters.

Earlier in his speech, the Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase said as a service Chief, it is his priority  to go round all the Police formations in the country with a view to know their professional challenges and to see how best such challenges would be addressed and if need be solicit for assistance from their host state.

Arase maintained that no society exist without crime but the most important thing is tackling such occurrences decisively, buttressing that effective policing will woo investors into the state. He assured  the Governor that his men are ready to put to check all forms of crime related activities in the state.

In conclusion  he said the era of sitting and issuing orders from Abuja is long gone, stressing that what the people need at this critical period when there are several challenges  in the country is effective policing.