From Francis Nansak, Lafia
Respite has appeared to be on the way for citizens of the north central states,championed by governors of the 6 states including FCT at a joint security summit that took place in Lafia, the Nasarawa state capital.
Challenged by the incessant clashes and communal crisis in the zone between farmer and herders,that has hatched in kidnapping, armed robbery and high raise in banditry, which has wipe in unwarranted sentiments of sensitive bigotry that has also patch citizens against one another.
A brilliant idea deserving the commendation of all well meaning citizens of the zone ,if not the entire members of the 6 geopolitical zones of the country.
However the security apparatus comprising the Army,Police, DSS and some of the states elevated security outfits created by governors to compliment the efforts of the federal security agencies,have a responsibility away from sentiments and compromising the standard of securing the zone.
The security summit being a first move in securing the good people of the north central states by their governors, who might have been provoked by some show of inadequacy from the security agencies to nipped in the bod the raging insecurity that has threatened peace and progress of the states.
Six governors of the zone bared their minds,all geared towards solving security challenges that will give room for the continues existence of peace,development and progress, thus a communiqué that highlighted the kind of support to be given in order to forged on with community policing,which is in tandem with the policy of the current IGP ,Mohammed Adamu.
Part of the communiqué which was adapted at the end of the security summit was a resolution by all the six governor to adopting community policing as the effective tool in bringing policing to the grassroot.
That community leaders and traditional rulers will assist the police in the selection process for those recruited.
It also states that the various state governors will reenforced and provide improved capacity to various security apparatus in their respective states,in support of the federal government policy on community policing.
While these decision and direction taken by the governors of Plateau,Benue,Nasarawa,Kogi,Niger and Kwara,was cheered by stakeholders across the six states of the north central,including their revered first class staff of office royal fathers.
The challenged ahead of the states governors will be living up to their words and ensuring that the securities give zero tolerance to compromise and sentiments in order to achieve the goal of securing the north central states from hoodlums and arm men terrorising the innocent citizens of the area.
The securities alike most work within the confines of the law that establishes them,without consideration for the mighty in order to harvest safety of lives and property’s.
And until there is a conscious and strategic border to border vigilance,the efforts and support that will curbed out insurgency within this zone will amount to efforts in futility.
A security experts who preferred his name off the print, stated that rotational posting of operatives most be seen as the number one measure in order to discourage familiarity between a law officer and some highly placed citizens who may seek to negatively influenced operation of operatives on duty.
He added that neutrality in duty by any officer should be the watch word on duty to stabilized safety, as it threatens lawlessness, saying the operatives most be given what is due them without denial.
The Authority report that the security summit recorded a key achievement as 37 kidnap suspects and their leader repented and surrendered their weapons.
A cheering news that the inspector general of police,Mohammed Adamu ,maintained would be intensified through creations of more police divisions ,out post,that will help in tracking crime and criminals in their hiding places across regions of the country.