Security: Kano To Trains 5,504 Police Constabulary To Aid Community Policing

Security: Kano To Trains 5,504 Police Constabulary To Aid Community Policing

Ibrahim Ismail, Kano  

Kano state governor Abdullahi Ganduje  led administration has trained 5,504 constabulary to support community policing in order to provides the needed security in the state. 

Ganduje revealed this in Kano while inaugurating Rano Emirate community policing committees in Doguwa local government area.

He explained how community policing strategy goes deeply into the fabric of Kano society, as a political entity.

While enumerating reasons behind the recorded achievements in the security of the state, “Our administration found it necessary to support community participation in the security of our state.” 

“We have gone further by recruiting Police constabulary, who are assisting the security agencies, also we are assisting the various community policing committees.

“We trained 704 graduates of Police Constabulary in Kaduna, it is also for each of the local governments across the 36 local governments within the state had conducted of such training which comprises of 100 Police constabulary making a total of 3,600 Police constabulary.” He said 

In addition to that eight metropolitan, local governments we have trained 150 in each of the local governments. Which gave the total sum of 1,200 Police Constabulary, having a total of 4,800 Police Constabulary in addition to 704 that have already been trained. Which all stands at 5,504 Police Constabulary now at hand.

Community participation is necessary for us to achieve a desirable situation from all ramifications. As such, we are also inviting corporate social responsibility in the management of security situation in Kano state.”

Part of the factors that played an important role in the security situation in the state, he acknowledged and appreciated that, “Our security agencies have succeeded in building full synergy among themselves. And we have extended coordination in order to get security information and action in Kano state.

“Good recommendation goes to the Police, Department for State Security (DSS), the Air Force, the Army, the Civil Defence (NSCDC), Immigration, Customs and Excise, Correctional Homes, traditional institutions, National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Person (NAPTIP), the Vigilante Groups, representatives of various communities, we have to thank them all. They are all contributing to the security situation in Kano state.”

 He stressed that, “There is no doubt security is an issue of topical nature in Nigeria. Is an issue that bothers almost everybody, all governments in Nigeria. And is an issue that we must come altogether in order to solve it.

“We can see the effort of our security agencies that are working round the clock in order to keep Nigeria safe. 

In Kano state we are also conscious of the security of our state. Therefore we developed various strategies in order to secure Kano state.”

“First of all we examined the issue of metropolitan, Kano being a metropolitan city and a mega city, we have taken necessary steps in order to ensure the security of our own mega city.”

We built what we call Security Dormitories on the major entrance of metropolis Kano. That each of the dormitories houses 600 policemen. And also we have developed CCTV programme.

“Which is working better hand While the control room is with our security agencies. We have other technology employed in order to check security issues.” Ganduje said 

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