Governor Abdullahi Sule has described as worrisome, the spate of criminal activities in Nasarawa State.
Speaking at the official commissioning of the Police Mobile Force Training School at Ende Hills today (August 8, 2020), Governor Sule said even though the administration of President Muhammadu Buhari had degraded the activities of Boko Haram and other criminal groups, there has been a resurgence of criminal elements.
According to the Governor, the security challenges in Nasarawa State are “majorly conflicts between herdsmen and farmers, kidnapping, rape, as well as communal clashes between ethnic groups.”
He also disclosed that Nasarawa State has in recent times, been battling with the activities of Islamic sect “Darul-Salam and Hakika” in Toto and Awe Local Government Areas we well as the activities of kidnappers which have become more frequent.
The Governor however, appreciated President Muhammadu Buhari for approving the siting of training college in Nasarawa State as well as the Inspector-General of Police for conceiving the idea, which he said will improve the security situation in the State.
He expressed belief that the establishment of the college will serve as avenue for prospective participants to exchange ideas and share experience on modern trends of combating insecurity in the country.
Governor Sule also said: “The college will also provide the needed platform for the appraisal of the security situation of the country and proffer workable solutions that will assist in entrenching a high-tech security system that will promote sustainable peace, stability and harmonious co-existence for socio-economic development of our country.”
He assured of his administration’s resolve to continue complementing the efforts of the Federal Government by providing logistics support to enhance effective operation in the fight against crimes and criminality in the State.