The Northern Governors Forum has congratulated the acting Inspector General of Police, Alkali Baba, over his recent appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari, urging him to put in place proactive measures in tackling crime in the country.
The Chairman of the forum and Governor of Plateau State, Simon Lalong in a statement, said that the appointment of the acting IGP is well deserved considering his track record of diligent service to the nation, across various police formations in the country.
While wishing him a successful tenure, Governor Lalong said that the Northern Governors Forum will always accord him all the necessary support, to enable him to provide the leadership needed for proactive policing that deters crime, effectively tracks criminals, and generally attracts the goodwill of the public.
He said, ” the northern governors, remain committed to community policing and any other measure that will lead to securing the region bedeviled by different forms of insecurity”.
He said that they must work together and adopt new measures, “that will not only enable us to overcome these challenges but also to remain on top of the situation by preventing criminals from carrying out their nefarious activities”.
Lalong said that the northern governors are particularly concerned that the farming season is at hand unfortunately, many farmers may not be courageous enough to go and cultivate their farms if crimes such as banditary, kidnapping and insurgency are not brought to an end.
The Northern Governors Forum Chairman, appealed to Nigerians to support the acting IGP and the entire security architecture for a more secured nation.