The Emir of Zazzau, Zaria Emirate in Kaduna State, Dr Shehu Idris, has appealed to the National Assembly to appropriate more funds to the Nigeria Police Force to enable it effectively address the security challenges confronting the nation.
The Emir made the appeal when the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris, paid him a courtesy visit in his palace in Zaria, during the weekend.
He further called on all Nigerians to support the current effort of the police management under the leadership of IGP Idris to curb crime and criminality in the country
While applauding IGP Idris for the tough measures he adopted to tackle the excesses of criminal elements in Nigeria since he assumed office, the royal father, said: “The emergence of Idris as IGP has brought renewed rigour to the fight against crime. Officers and men of the Nigeria Police Force are now more committed to ensuring a crime-free Nigeria.
“The IGP is dogged and patriotic fighter that has demonstrated a strong commitment to effective policing.”
The royal father, however, urged the police to put more efforts in checking vices including electoral fraud, insurgency, kidnapping, terrorism, cattle rustling and rape.
Earlier, Ibrahim Idris, who was in Zaria for the wedding fatiha of a daughter of the Commissioner of Police (CP) in charge of Anambra state, Garba Umar, said he deemed it necessary to pay his respect to the royal father.
He reiterated the critical role the traditional institutions play in complementing the efforts of security operatives in crime control in nooks and crannies of the country.
The police boss attributed the modest achievements of the police in crime fighting to the support of traditional rulers, and called for more cooperation.