- Northern governors have reacted to the appointment of the acting inspector general of police, Usman Alkali
- The rulers are hoping that the insecurity challenges in the country will be addressed
- Some communities in the northern parts of the country have been overrun by bandits
Northern governors have asked the acting inspector general of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali, to make the country safe.
The chairman of the forum, Simon Lalong, made the call on Saturday, April 10, in a congratulatory message to the new police boss, Premium Times reported.
Lalong in a statement through his spokesperson, Makut Macham, said Alkali deserves the new role considering his track record of service to the nation.
He promised that governors from the region will give the necessary support to the acting police IGP, PM News reported.
The governor 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.”
Meanwhile, Usman Baba, the acting IGP has said that the security situation in the southeast and south-south geopolitical zones in Nigeria is critical to his tenure.
The Punch reports that Baba disclosed this on Friday, April 9, in Abuja at the opening of a meeting with police strategic commanders in the zones.
He said the meeting was aimed at discussing security issues affecting the two regions of the country.
In another news, the police IG, has appointed AIG Hafiz Inuwa as the Force Secretary and a member of the Force Management Team.
The new police chief also re-appointed CP Frank Mba as the Force Public Relations Officer and Ag CP Idowu Owohunwa as his Principal Staff Officer.
A statement sent to Legit.ng on Friday, April 9, by the police spokesperson, Mba, indicates that Inuwa takes over from AIG Mustapha Dandaura who has been redeployed to Zone 7 Police Headquarters, Abuja.