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Benue will not thrive without adequate security – Alia tells new police commissioner


The Governor of Benue State, Rev. Fr. Hyacinth Alia, has acknowledged that with out sufficient safety within the state, Benue, because the ‘Meals Basket of the Nation’, wouldn’t have the ability to thrive and supply meals safety for its residents and the nation at giant.

The governor made this assertion throughout a courtesy go to by the newly posted Commissioner of Police, CP Hassan Steve Yabane, on the Authorities Home in Makurdi.

In line with a press assertion issued by Tersoo Kula, Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Alia expressed concern over the pervasive insecurity plaguing the state, together with assaults by herders and unknown gunmen, resulting in the displacement of many residents who search refuge in IDP camps.

He additionally identified the presence of web fraudsters, in any other case often called “Yahoo Yahoo” or 419, working in motels throughout the state.

Governor Alia expressed confidence in CP Yabane’s capability to deal with the safety challenges, given his prior expertise within the state, and urged for proactive measures, notably within the native governments most affected by insecurity, together with Kwande, Katsina-Ala, Emblem, Ukum, Guma, elements of Makurdi, Gwer West, Gwer East, Apa, and Agatu.

Alia lamented the occupation of farmlands by armed herders in the course of the farming season, stating the necessity for lively policing to deal with this difficulty.

He known as for a collective effort to keep up peace and stability, stating that his administration wouldn’t tolerate any makes an attempt to disrupt the peace course of.

The Governor urged CP Yabane to uphold the rule of legislation and make sure that all residents abide by it.

He additionally raised issues about roadblocks on routes to Nasarawa and known as for improved neighborhood relations to foster cooperation between the police and crisis-ridden communities.

In response, Yabane assured the governor of his dedication to addressing the safety challenges in Benue State.

He pledged to provoke crime mapping to determine flashpoints and warned criminals to go away the state or face the results of the legislation.

Recognising Benue’s significance because the nation’s meals provider, CP Yabane affirmed the police’s dedication to safeguarding lives and properties.

The go to concluded with each events affirming their readiness to collaborate in restoring peace and safety to Benue State.

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