Abuja - The Kaduna State Government has
donated more than 100 patrol vehicles to enable security agencies fight crime
in the state.
State Governor, Malam Nasir El-Rufai, confirmed the
development at Government House in Kaduna.
Nine security agencies will benefit from the 107
El-Rufai stressed that security was one of the most
fundamental responsibilities of government.
“As the recent history of our country demonstrates, we
live in challenging times. Non-state actors, propelled by twisted ideologies
and perverse religious notions, are wreaking havoc across the world.
“Terrorists have taken too many lives and maimed too many
souls in our country. Aside from the toll the terrorists have wreaked, a sundry
assortment of robbers, cattle rustlers and other criminal gangs are menacing
our communities," El-Rufai said.
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He added that the state government has worked hard at
forging a partnership with the security agencies in the state.
“Although they are all federal agencies, the reality on
the ground is that state governments have to offer support to enhance the
effectiveness of the security agencies.”
He said the partnership between Kaduna State and the
security agencies resulted in the operations launched in the forest ranges that
border the state.
“In collaboration with six other state governments, we
have provided the funds for a push to flush out criminal elements from their
forest redoubts” he added.
El-Rufai confirmed that the Federal Government has
supported the operations by lending its considerable assets to the internal
“We cannot permit the calamity that will surely
follow if those vast forest ranges slip
out of the control of formal state authority. In our town and cities, we also
cherish the visible and effective presence of the security forces and law
enforcement agencies,” El-Rufai said.
- CAJ News