- Governor Umaru Bago of Niger has created tension in his state as he ordered the demolition of the Chanchaga police station in Minna in his inaugural speech
- According to the governor, the police station is sitting on a water pipeline and it would be marked for demolition on a yet-to-be-announced date
- The governor said the decision was born out of the desire of his government to provide potable water for the people of the state
Minna, Niger - Umaru Mohammed Bago, the newly sworn-in Governor of Niger state, has raised some tension in the state as he disclosed an intention to demolish the Chanchaga police station in Minna, the state capital.
The governor of the All Progressives Congress (APC) disclosed the plan while delivering his inaugural speech at the trade fair complex in Minna on Monday, May 29, The Punch reported.
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According to the new governor, the first assignment he would be embarking on is to mark the police station for demolition and that would be carried out on a date he is yet to announce.
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Bago said he was worried that the police station obstructed the water pipeline and therefore, it would be marked for demolition after the inaugural ceremony.
The statement reads in part:
“Priority will be given to portable drinking water, as we leave this venue, we have a police station sitting on our water pipeline, we will mark it for demolition because we must provide portable drinking water for our people”.
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He further reassured the people of the state of his commitment to fighting insecurity hunting the country to the barest minimum.
According to him, the matters at hand are very urgent while noting that he will uphold and ensure the protection of lives and property as well as the constitutional principle of security.
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Echeng Echeng, the state commissioner of police, disclosed that the convoy of US Consulate officials was attacked at Ogbaru LGA of the state on Tuesday.
The preliminary investigation carried out by the police revealed that seven persons were killed during the attack.