GOVERNOR Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna State has expressed gratitude to Ibrahim K. Idris, inspector general of Police, IGP, and the Nigeria Police Force for the determined efforts to ensure that peace and security prevailed in Kaduna State.
El-Rufai commended the exemplary professionalism displayed by the Police in tackling insecurity in the state when Idris and the Police management team paid him a courtesy call in his office on Wednesday, October 26.
The governor urged the IGP to nip in the bud the sources of crime and insecurity throughout the Country and emphasised the compelling need for a comprehensive national solution to kidnapping as well as other violent crimes which have destructive effects on growth and development.
He reminded the security chief that peace and security were critical to development.
The governor used the occasion to condole the IGP on the loss of some Police officers in the recent crisis in Godogodo, Jama’a LGA of the state.
In his remarks, Idris assured the governor that the Nigeria Police would continue to discharge its statutory responsibilities in accordance to rule of law and international best practices.
The IGP said that the current strength of Police personnel run short of United Nations recommendations of a Police officer to 400 citizens.
However, the IGP expressed gratitude to President Muhammadu Buhari for the current recruitment drive in the country and hoped the recruitment would continue on yearly basis to augment the short fall arising from retirement and death while in service.
The Police boss pleaded with the governor to assist in the search and rescue of Police officers missing in action in the attempt to mediate in communal conflict in the state.
He also commended El-Rufai and the good people of Kaduna State in their proven assistance and cooperation to the Force in the onerous task of crime reduction and management in the state.
— Oct 27, 2016 @ 16:58 GMT