Security: Ganduje Strengthens Synergy With Emirate Council, Agencies

Kano State Governor, Dr Abdullahi Ganduje, on Saturday synergised strategic institutions to strengthen security for peaceful conduct of next month’s general elections.

He said the coming together of the traditional institution, security agencies and other stakeholders, stimulated the interest of members of the public to sustain peace in the state.

He made the statement, in his opening remarks, at the Kano state Joint Security Committee meeting at Africa House, Government House, Kano.

The governor state Kano excels as a peaceful among others, urging “the public to be more vigilant on the happenings there vicinity.’

Ganduje said: “Through our experience from other states, we can understand that rural communities are more prone to violence and criminal activities, than urban areas.

“That is the main reason why we must make sure that, our traditional rulers, at the community level, especially, work closely with their communities in having the needed intelligence for a more peaceful state.”

He went on: “That is why the local government chairmen Monthly security meeting is very important, after they must have received reports from our traditional leaders. We are all doing our best in the state.”

He further explained information is vital in designing effective and efficient strategy for the security of the state at large, emphasizing that “We must commend all our security agencies, the Emirate Council, all other stakeholders and the public in securing our communities.”

The state, according to the governor, is enjoying peaceful coexistence among adherent of different religions, “…we have a forum where adherent of the different religious background interact, with the aim of promoting peaceful coexistence and harmony.”

Ganduje emphasizes that with prayers from all parts of the society, coupled with the unrelenting efforts of the security agencies, Kano achieved much as a peaceful state, “Where there exists minimal criminal activities, like armed robbery, banditry and civil unrest among others,” he added.

Shortly after the crucial security meeting, the Emir of Kano, Mallam Muhammad Sanusi ll, explained that the meeting was aimed to address emerging security challenges.

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