Gov Bala urges establishment of more police stations to check criminality

By Samuel Luka, Bauchi

The Governor of Bauchi state, Senator Bala Mohammed has called for the establishment of more police stations and outposts across the state with a view to check emerging crime and criminality in the society.

Bala Mohammed who was speaking on Wednesday when he received the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Olukayode Egbetokun on a courtesy visit at the government house Bauchi, said with the rising population in the state, there was the need to establish more police formations to curb criminality.

He said Bauchi state which has served as the most peaceful in the Northeast has over the years, witnessed the influx of people from other neighboring states that have been bedeviled by insecurity.

Governor Bala emphasized that the establishment of more police stations will assist in addressing the numerous security challenges facing the state and by extension, the country at large.

He commended the IGP for his relentless efforts towards curbing the security challenges facing the country, adding that more needs to be done to address the problem.

According to him, the state government under his watch will continue to support security agencies to enable them discharge of their duties efficiently.

Earlier speaking, the IGP, Olukayode Egbetokun applauded governor Bala Mohammed for his support to security agencies operating in Bauchi state.

Egbetokun who also commended the governor for providing the needed dividends of democracy to the people, said Bauchi has been selected among the ten pilot states for the establishment of Special Intervention Squad (SIS).

According to the IGP, the SIS will assist in addressing the many security challenges facing the country as they unfold.

Our correspondent reports that the IGP, accompanied by his wife who is the President of Police Officers Wives Association (POWA) and some top police officers, was in Bauchi state for a two-day official visit.

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