The new Kano State Commissioner of Police, Mr Rabiu Yusuf, has promised to collaborate with the public in order to improve security in and around the state, especially the notorious Falgore forest in Doguwa Local Government Area of the state.
Yusuf made the pledge as he took over from his predecessor, Mr Abbati Maigari, who was recently promoted to the rank of DIG in charge of Logistics and Supply at the Force Headquarters in Abuja.
Yusuf said activities of armed bandits had become a source of concern to communities living around the Falgore forest.
He said “the measure was necessary in order to flush out criminals that were terrorizing people in the area, using the forest.”
He said the command would also partner with residents of Kano to get necessary information on criminals and their hideouts for necessary action.
“We are going to extend our hands of friendship to the various communities in the state so as to enhance our work”, he said.
Earlier, Maigari advised the new commissioner to focus on the activities of hoodlums in the Falgore forest.
“The major challenges you have now is the activities of kidnappers and other armed bandits at the Falgore forest axis,”he said.
He called on officers and men of the Command to extend the same cooperation they had given him to his successor.
He thanked the Government and people of the state as well as the Emirate Council for the support they had given him during his short stay as Commissioner of Police in the state.