Police establishes new anti-kidnapping, cattle rustling command in Kano

Acheme Jack, Kano

Nigeria Police is set to establish a new Area Command in Falgore Forest in the Southern Area of Kano state to effectively tackle, Kidnapping, cattle rustling and other criminalities in the area.

Falgore Forest is the longest in northern Nigeria with adjournment to more than seven states known to have become notorious for criminalities.

The Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of logistics and supply at the Police Headquarters, Maigari Dikko, made the statement during an interactive section with security stakeholders Kano Command.

He said “the measure is aimed at strengthening logistics and area surveillance of the area.”

According to him, there was the need for continuous full collaboration with communities and their leaders to stem the tide of insecurity across  the country as they are the closest to the people.

 “The only way to checkmate cattle rustling and security challenges is through brainstorming and collaboration, with the Eminent Persons Forum (EPF) and the Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC),” stressed Mr, Dikko.

He expressed satisfaction with security network in Kano while calling on the state Commissioner of Police, Rabiu Yusuf as well as the people of the state to sustain it.

”I am satisfied, with what I saw, as well as from the briefing from the Commissioner of Police and the logistics on ground,” said the DIG.

The DIG noted that the impressive turnout of members of the PCRC and the Eminent Persons Forum (EPF), was an indication that the Commissioner enjoys a cordial working relationship with the Kano community, comprising different ethnic nationalities.

The Eze Ndigbo in Kano, Igwe Boniface Ibekwe, commended the efforts of the incumbent Commissioner of Police, for forthright in tackling cattle rustling and security challenges in the commercial city of Kano.

To this extent, he appealed to the DIG not to re-deploy the Commissioner in the wake of massive police deployment exercise to other states.

The Commissioner therefore promised to continue partnering with both bodies, so as to continue to exchange ideas, toward securing a crime-free society.