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Nigerian Governor Engages Communities On Security, Surveillance

By Mohammad Ibrahim

Kaduna (Nigeria) – Governor Nasir El-Rufai of Kaduna state, northern nigeria has cautioned communities in the state to be vigilant and report suspicious persons, and questionable activities in their respective domains to security agencies.

Special Assistant on Media and Publicity to the Governor, Samuel Aruwan disclosed this to journalists in Kaduna.

Aruwan said, it has become imperative to intensify public enlightenment towards strengthening security in the state.

He explained that the approach will aid intelligence gathering and also accelerate the flow of information between all tiers of government and security agencies operating in the state.

Aruwan said “Security is a top priority to the leadership under Governor El-Rufai and the government is working to ensure that our citizens are secure, and their property safe.

“It has become obvious that partnership with communities will help immensely in intelligence gathering and also accelerate the flow of information between communities and critical stakeholders in the state.

“It is in this spirit that we seek a rejuvenation of community role in security as it used to be in the past. Government is appealing to all communities in the 23 local government areas and 255 electoral wards to report suspicious persons or groups of persons carrying out questionable activities that will threaten peace and tranquillity in the state.

“Citizens should report suspicious persons and activities to traditional rulers, police, Civil Defence, military and all security agencies nearest to them for appropriate action by the government.

“Their privacy will be treated with confidentiality. Similarly, the state government commends communities in the state that helped in arresting suspicious elements at the weekend.”

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