By Beauty John, LAFIA
President Muhammadu Buhari, Wednesday, commissioned a police mobile force training school in Ende-Hill, Nasarawa-Eggon local government area of Nasarawa state.
The President in his keynote address said the initiation of the project is aimed at expanding the capacity of the Police Mobile Force ( PMF) facilities in the country.
“This training facility is of immense importance as it adds to the previous existing PMF training institutions in Goza, in Borno state , and the Illi- Orogun , in Osun state,” he said.
Represented by the Minister of Police Affairs, Mohammed Maigari Dingyadi , The President said that the training school will build the capacity of special forces, to neutralize arising ways of violent criminalities across the country.
He commended the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed A. Adamu, for his commitment toward ensuring the security of lives and properties of citizens.
“The recent upgrading of the police intelligence unit into a full department , creation of additional mobile police squadrons, launch of operation Puff Adder , and other operations at the North-West are credible testimonies of your commitment to duty and loyalty to the federal republic of Nigeria,” he said .
Governor Abdullahi Sule in his remark noted that the set-up of the Police Mobile Force Training College, Endeh Hills is timely, considering the security challenges in the state.
“Let me take the liberty of this occasion to state that Nasarawa State has its own share of security challenges, which are majorly conflicts between herdsmen and farmers, kidnapping, rape, as well as communal clashes between ethnic groups”.
“In recent time, Nasarawa State has been battling with the activities of the Islamic sect “Darul-Salam and Hakika” in Toto and Awe Local Government Areas of the State”.
Sule said that more worrisome, is the kidnapping activities which has pervaded the rural areas and resulted to the killing of a Traditional Ruler of Odu community in Nasarawa Local Government Area.
“At this juncture, let me commend the efforts of the Federal Government for its continued support in the fight against insecurity, particularly, at this trying moment”.
Sule commended the Inspector-General of Police for his commitment in the actualization of the project.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mohammed A. Adamu, said the increasingly complex threats that the Police, as the primary internal security agency are grappling with had necessitated the need to establish new Mobile Police Squadrons and expand the capacity of the Counterterrorism Unit and the
Police Special Forces to deal with the threats.
The IGP called on the state government to provide the necessary logistics support to enhance effective operation in the fight against crimes and criminality in the State.
By Beauty John, LAFIA