Governor Umar Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State, has actually stated that his administration had in the last seven years in office, destroyed the Central Command of terrorists.
Ganduje stated the development has chased after terrorists far from the state.
The guv, who connected his efforts in reducing the remaining attacks and other comparable criminalities to the synergy between his federal government and the security, said other guvs across Nigeria ought to adopt this technique to tackle their individual states’ security issues.
The governor then urged his associates to fully and effectively collaborate with security agencies in their particular states to combat terrorism.
Ganduje made this understood in a paper entitled “Challenges of Insecurity and Nation Building,” which he provided at the 2020 Alumni Lecture of the University of Ibadan Alumni Association, Worldwide, held at Dame Edith Okowa Auditorium of the university, Friday.
He stated, “Let me emphasise that state governments require to work together and interact with security agencies in dealing with the circumstance (insecurity) at hand.”
Governor added that Kano has actually seen the benefits of this synergic engagement with security firms at various levels.
He included, “Through it, we had the ability to determine and destroy the central command of the dreaded terrorists group and dealt a blow to their operations in Kano, among other criminalities.
On how he had the ability to attain that, Ganduje stated, “They (security) were provided with logistics and devices and setting-up of a Police Anti-Cattle Rustling Squad, Ambush Squad and Tactical Observation points along the Falgore Forest, which was hitherto the den of rustling.
“The state government has invested over N1billion on procurement of gadgets and operational lorries for security operatives in the state.
“The federal government has likewise re-organised Vigilante Groups across the state to enhance community policing and complement efforts of conventional security operatives.”
Ganduje even more appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari, whom he said made it possible for the presence of a long-term camp for military training ground where the Nigerian Army holds routine military workouts.
Guv Ganduje argued that the menace of insecurity calls for a new approach that would be founded on reliable intelligence event.
His words, “Government needs to not only continue to engage the security workers, but it needs to likewise, more than ever in the past, recognize the need to commit more attention to security intelligence, capacity structure to fulfill the global finest practice standard and acquisition of modern innovation.”
While observing that there is a need to modernize the security firms with training, intelligence sharing, advanced technology, logistics, inspiration and modification of orientation, he guaranteed that with such effort operations could be far more efficient.