Kaduna governor vows to tackle banditry, ABU power outage
Governor Uba Sani of Kaduna State said his administration is committed to providing logistics support to security agencies in the fight against banditry, terrorism and other related crimes in the state
A statement by the governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Muhammad Shehu, has said.
The governor was quoted to have expressed concern over the insecurity in the state, while reiterating that safety and security remained a major plank of his administration’s 7-Point Agenda. He charged heads of security agencies in the state to facilitate and or organize an all-inclusive security summit with a view to promoting community engagement and creation of public enlightenment on public safety and security.
Meanwhile, the heads of security agencies assured the Governor of their total commitment to the restoration of peace in troubled areas, particularly the eight frontlines Local Government Areas and beyond, while sustaining deployments across the state.
“The maiden meeting received briefings on security challenges arising from banditry activities, kidnapping, communal disputes, phone snatching, the looming threat of fuel shortages, gang fights (sara suka) and the prolonged power shortage in Ahmadu University, Zaria.
“In attendance at the Security Council were heads of the following Security agencies: Nigerian Army, Nigeria Police Force, Nigerian Air Force, Department of State Services, Nigerian Navy School of Armament Technology, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps and the Kaduna State Vigilance Service.”
The statement added that the meeting resolved to use the Ministries, Departments and Agencies to intensify citizens’ engagement to sensitize the public on the fuel subsidy removal. It added that government would engage the organized, Petroleum and Natural Gas Senior Staff Association of Nigeria and the Independent Petroleum Marketers Association of Nigeria as well as Petroleum tanker drivers on the fuel subsidy removal.
“The meeting also resolved that State Government should mediate and bring about an amicable resolution of the lingering power issue between Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria and Kaduna DCO to ensure a peaceful and conducive learning environment,” the statement added.