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Northern Govs to IGP: Bring an end to banditry, insecurity in Nigeria

The Northern Governors’ Forum has urged the Acting Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba to take proactive measures in tackling insecurity in Nigeria.

This was contained in a congratulatory message sent to the acting IG by Dr. Makut Macham, the director of press and public affairs of the Chairman of the forum, Simon Lalong on Saturday in Jos.

Lalong said the forum would give Baba all the necessary support to enable him secure the lives and properties of Nigerians.

He said Baba’s appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari was well deserved, considering his track record of diligent service to the nation.

He said: “As northern governors, we remain committed to community policing and any other measure that will lead to securing our region which has been bedeviled by different forms of insecurity.

“We must work together to adopt new measures that will enable us to overcome these challenges and remain on top of the situation by preventing criminals from carrying out their nefarious activities.”

The forum’s chairman admonished the police boss to bring an end to banditry, kidnapping and insurgency in the country.

He added that many farmers in the region have been discouraged from cultivating their farms because of criminal activities.

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