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Ganduje vows to enhance community policing in Kano

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By Safiya Usman

 

Kano State Governor Dr.Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has restated the commitment of his administration to continue partnering with stakeholders in the security sector in ensuring the State is safe and peaceful.

 

The Governor represented by his Deputy Dr.Nasiru Yusuf Gawuna made the statement on tuesday at the North West Zone One day Mass Sensitization Workshop for the members of the public on community policing organised by the Nigeria Police Force held at the Government House,Kano.

He said since coming on board in 2015 his administration has been engaging security agencies and leadership of the traditional institutions to proffer solutions towards protection of lives and properties of people of the State.

“Community policing project is our own…infact one of the essence our government created new emirates in the State is to expand the scope of community participation in the handling of security matters Ganduje said”.

He added that in 2020 the State community policing advisory committee was inaugurated under the Chairmanship of the Emir Of Kano while a community policing awareness campaign was also held in the State all as part of effort of enhancing community policing strategy.

Speaking earlier the Inspector General Of Police,Muhammad Adamu represented by the Assistant Inspector General Of Police in charge of zone 1 Sadiq Bello mentioned that the philosophy behind the introduction of community policing is to provide closer and friendly contact between the police and members of the community in order to enhance the security and safety of the community.

He further said plans have been rolled out for the engagement and utilisation of Special Constabulary in the implementation of community oriented policing framework for the establishment of partnership in the community and society in general.

The IGP also urged the public that given the prevalence security situation in the country,matters of crime and security should not be left to the police alone therefore there is need for the adoption of broad based community engagement partnership,multi agency collaboration and collective effort in crime management.

In his remark,the Emir Of Karaye Alhaji Ibrahim Abubakar II called on the public to join hands with the security agencies and traditional institutions in ensuring the success of the programme.

Others who spoke during the occasion include the Secretary to the Kano State Government Alhaji Usman Alhaji,Elder states man Alhaji Tanko Yakasai,the State Police Community Relations Committee Chairman Alhaji Saleh Jili and members of the Civil Society Organisations.

 

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Europa League: Mourinho reacts to Tottenham draw against Dinamo

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Tottenham manager, Jose Mourinho, has reacted to the Europa last 16 draw that pitted his side against Dinamo Zagreb.

Tottenham were lucky to have avoided Manchester United and Arsenal in the draw and Mourinho believes that at this stage there is no easy team left in the competition.

Addressing the press on Friday after the draws were confirmed, Mourinho said, “When you are in this competition and you get to this stage you don’t get easy clubs. If you want to win it, sooner or later you have to play against the best clubs or the ones who go through the different stages.”

The Portuguese said his team’s objective at the moment is to win against Dinamo and prepare to meet Arsenal and Manchester United later in the competition, adding, “We have always to face them.

“I think, yeah it happened in the Champions League final, two English clubs, happened in the Europa League with Arsenal and Chelsea too.

“It’s something that can happen and if it does, wonderful for us if we are one of the two teams and wonderful for English football to have two teams in the final.

“But in this moment 16 teams, everybody wants the same so it’s very premature to think about it. Dinamo, they beat Krasnodar twice.

“I played against them with Real Madrid in the Champions League. Croatian football is Croatian football, lots of talent. It’s a football country.”

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2 suspected kidnappers arrested in Ebonyi

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The Ebonyi police command on Friday said it arrested two suspects for allegedly abducting two children at the Agubia community, Ikwo Local Government Area of the state.

Mr Loveth Odah, Spokesperson of the command made this known at a news conference on Friday in Abakaliki.

Odah said the children, Tochukwu, 5, Wisdom, 4, had also been rescued by the command.

He said another child, simply called Sopuruchi, 8, abducted about two weeks ago at Igbaegu in Izzi Local Government Area of the state, was also in the command’s custody.

He said Sopuruchi was rescued in Enugu after she was abandoned by her abductors.

He said the rescue of the children and arrest of the suspects was made possible by the help of members of the public.

“The first two kids were abducted yesterday, (Thursday) and were also rescued the same day. Sopuruchi, a female, who was also rescued was abducted about two weeks ago.

“The command received a distress call, on reaching there, we saw Tochukwu and Wisdom with the suspects (a man and woman).

“The suspects were arrested while the children were rescued from the suspects. The suspects are here in our custody and they are undergoing interrogations.

“One of the kids told the police that their abductors enticed them with biscuits and took them away,” Odah said.

Mr Ogbonnaya Eze, the father of Tochukwu and Wisdom thanked the police for rescuing his children alive.

“The police have done well, I am happy and I thank God that my children are alive,” Eze said.

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Police reads riot act to criminals over murder of four officers

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The Police Command in Cross River State has read the riot act to suspected criminals who murdered four Policemen in Calabar, Cross River State capital.

The Command in a press statement regretted the murder of the officers.

“The Command is on a total clampdown drive on any person, group of persons and sponsors of all barbaric act against humanity without recourse.

“It is worth noting that the Command has so far arrested five suspects in connection with the crime and will go all out to unravel the essence of this dastardly act

”The Command wishes to state equivocally that there is no cause for alarm, no tension in the state as published or claimed in some social media platforms.

The Command urged members of the public to partner and collaborate with the police in information gathering and sharing for quality service delivery at all times

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