Sunday 21 January 2024

Insecurity: Kano police intensify joint patrol along border towns


Following the increase in the level of insecurity in some northern states, the Kano State Police Command has intensified joint security patrol along the major highways that linked Kano with states that are battling with banditry, kidnapping and other security challenges.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, SP Abdullahi Haruna told The PUNCH in a telephone interview on Sunday that the joint patrol is being carried out along major highways linking Kano State with Kaduna, Katsina and Bauchi states.

He said in addition, the command had deployed a number of personnel at the notorious Falgore Forest which is located in Doguwa Local Government area of the state.

Doguwa Local Government area shares borders with Kaduna and Plateau states. 

Recall that before now, Falgore forest had been very notorious for being the hideout of cattle rustlers, armed robbers, bandits and kidnappers who used the place to perpetrate their heinous activities.

“We have made a massive deployment of armed personnel to Falgore Forest which shares a border with Kaduna state as part of measures being taken to check activities of bandits coming from that state (Kaduna).

“Even though Kano State is not experiencing serious security challenges, we are not relenting in our effort to ensure that the state is safe and secured,” Haruna said.

According to him, the police engagement with communities where they are being enlightened on the need to participate actively in providing relevant information on the activities of criminals is also yielding the desired results.

“We have started the community engagement policing and it has started yielding fruitful results as informants and other criminals are being apprehended in various parts of the state,” he said.

He said the state Police Commissioner, Usaini Gumel had directed Area Commanders and Divisional Police Officers across the 44 local government areas of the state to intensify patrol across the state to check possible attacks by bandits.

“CP Usaini Gumel has asked all the DPOs and Area Commanders to keep watch on their areas of concentration to ensure that the state remains peaceful.

“The proactive strategies adopted by the Command and the engagement with members of the communities had greatly helped in keeping Kano peaceful,” the Police spokesman said.

He said the effort was in furtherance of the directives and vision of I-G Egbetokun to all police commands and formations to implement community-based policing, intelligence-led policing and the display of professional competence for effective service delivery.

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