Bello pledges support for Security Agencies, as 101 Defenders train on Weapons handling.
Yahaya Zakka Minna
Niger State Government says it will continue to support Security Agencies in the fight against kidnapping, banditry and other forms of criminality in the State.
This was disclosed by the State Governor, Alhaji Abubakar Sani Bello at the Passing-Out-Parade of about 101 Officers of Niger State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) who completed special weapon handling training in Minna.
The Governor who was represented by Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Ahmed Ibrahim Matane further stated that the State Government has been working closely with security agencies and critical stakeholders for the maintenance of peace and stability.
According to the Governor, “such close working relationship would continue to be sustained with a view to ensuring a secured environment that will enable all law-abiding citizens to go about their legitimate businesses without any fear of apprehension in the society”.
The Governor expressed optimism that the training will enhance the capacity of the personnel in tackling the menace of banditry, kidnapping and cattle rustling in the State.
Governor Sani Bello charged the newly trained Officers to exhibit a high sense of responsibility in the discharge of their responsibilities.
He commended the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and other Security Agencies in the State in their combined effort to rid the State of criminal activities.
Governor Sani Bello commiserated with the families of those who lost their loved ones as a result of the insecurity that is bedeviling the State, while reassuring the people of the State that the present administration is committed to ending banditry, kidnapping and other criminality in the State.
Earlier in his remarks, the Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Niger State Command, Haruna Bala Zurmi revealed that the NSCDC deemed it necessary to train and retrain its personnel on weapon handling so as to bring to the barest minimum crime and criminalities in the State.
The Commandant stressed that with the holistic synergy among all the Security Agencies and other stakeholders, the insecurity that is bedeviling the State will soon be a thing of the past.