Gov. Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa state says the state has adopted community policing strategies in tackling its security challenges.
Sule, who on Thursday after a closed door meeting with President Muhammadu Buhari, at the particular Presidential Villa, said there were no plans for regional policing between typically the state and its neighbours.
He said he was in the Presidential Villa to brief this president upon the protection situation within the state and to thank him for approving the establishment of Police Mobile Force Training School in often the state.
“The reason why I and my big brother, Gov. Samuel Ortom of Benue State, met recently has been to look at the security challenges that we have at the border; particularly between your Tivs plus the Alago nation and the rest associated with the people of Nasarawa.
“The good understanding that we have extended to the problem between the herders also in addition to the anti-open grazing law they have in Benue which all of us have discussed in full details.
“We have an excellent understanding because in the meeting, we had representatives of Alago and associates of the Tivs; the reps from the Miyetti Allah, the exact Fulanis who were presently there and everyone actually embraced the outcome regarding the conference.
“Coming specifically to the issue of having a regional police, no, we all strongly believe in Nasarawa that we have to start with local community policing which we already have.
“We do have the neighborhood policing that will which are empowering and even hoping of which down the very line, it may go into state law enforcement, but for now we are looking at it at a community level.
“Maybe this will go to the local government level; village level together with the rest of that; and those are the main kind of individuals that we now have; so far, so good with regard to us. ’’
He said that the safety situation in Nasarawa had improved as kidnapping, banditry and armed robbery, among others experienced reduced significantly.
Sule expressed gratitude towards the president regarding approving finally, the siting in the Mobile Training School on the `Many Have Gone’ hills where that state got its greatest problem.
He declared that one of the school would improve safety measures and development in any area.
“Today the Law enforcement Mobile Pressure is establishing a training school there and additionally the training school is going to bring a lot of development for the area.
“It is actually going to be able to stop most involving the kidnappings around that particular spot and most of the actual problem the fact that we possess continued in order to see at that particular spot.
“So, that is something not only good intended for Nasarawa but for the entire country; that is the main route that folks from Benue, Taraba, Cross River, Enugu as well as the rest of them follow to come to Abuja.
“So, for finally the establishment connected with such an institution there, many of us have to be able to be very grateful for you to the president for granting the sitting of which will school.
“As I passed there this morning, work has already started; most of us are really grateful on the Inspector-General with Police plus the president, ’’ he stated.
He mentioned his authorities was doing a lot in terms of infrastructure advancement in order to attract industries.
On agriculture, he said the state had made big strides as Azman and Dangote firms acquired acquired huge hectares for land to get rice not to mention sugarcane production.
The governor said which usually oil exploration inside the condition was at generally the initial stage but indicated optimism who commercial quantities of oil would be discovered at Keana Local Government Area of the State.