Niger State beefing up local security outfits – Governor

Governor Abubakar of Niger State says his government is beefing up local security outfits the state to compliment the efforts of conventional security agents tackling the insecurity some parts of the State.

Governor stated this while briefing Journalists on some security efforts after he interacted with some community leaders and the new Officer Commanding (,GOC), 1 Mechanized Division, Nigeria Army, Danjuma Hamisu Ali-Keffi at the Government , Minna.

Governor and the GOC haven analysed the security situation the state came up with necessary plans and strategies on how to tackle the security challenges.

The Governor noted that the local security outfits have been overstretched and overwhelmed, hence the need to strengthen them to compliment the efforts of the conventional security agents.

“The local as it were the past were understaffed and overstretched because of the size of the state and manpower deficit”, he said.

He said from his discussions with the GOC, they have agreed to provide more and equipment to support the effort of the local .

The Governor said with all indication and assurance the GOC gave, the situation will normalize very soon.

On support received so far from the Federal Government, he said, “I think the support is as good as I expected and I believe more will come, I have no doubt more support will come”.

Governor Sani Bello called for patient, prayers and understanding from the citizens, especially now that there is a change in the leadership of the .

On his part, Maj. Gen Ali Keffi appreciated the Governor and the people of the state for their support to the troops working in the state.

He assured that they will do their to restore normalcy in society .

The GOC’s visit part of his tour formations under his command.