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INSECURITY: NORTHERN GOVERNORS, SENATE PRESIDENT, IGP, OTHERS MEET IN KADUNA

Governors from the northern States, Senate President Ahmad Lawan, the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, and some first-class emirs are currently in a meeting over the security threats in the region.


Other top Government officials at the meeting include,the Chief of Staff to the President, Ibrahim Gambari, the FCT Minister, Mohammed Bello,and Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed.



Traditional leaders at the meeting include the emirs of Gwandu in Kebbi, Zazzau in Kaduna, Hadejia in Jigawa, Bauchi and Etsu Nupe from Niger State.


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The meeting is held at the council chamber at Kashim Ibrahim House, Kaduna, on Monday, November 2.



The Governor of Kaduna State, Nasir El-Rufai, said the discussions will reflect on the specific impact of recent events on the region and ”what we can do to mitigate the damage and press forward in securing our communities and advancing social and economic development,” he wrote on Twitter.


“Many of the northern states are confronting a variety of security challenges. Criminal activities by bandits threaten both rural and urban communities. Bandits have openly tried to crush the rural economy by attacking farmers in their fields, and in their homes.


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“Is it not time to make the establishment of state police a key part of policing reforms? Has the recent crisis not exposed again the inadequacy of the numbers, ordinance, training and unitary structure of the Police in a federation?


“Is this not an opportunity for a redesign of the security architecture in a collaboration between the states and the national government to vastly expand police numbers, equipment and technology?," he added.

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