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Nigeria Police To Pilot Special Intervention Squad in Bauchi, 9 Other States, Says IGP Egbetokun

The SIS is a new security initiative introduced to effectively respond to all forms of criminality across the country.

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Kayode Egbetokun has Identified Bauchi as one of the ten pilot states for establishment of Special Intervention Squad (SIS).

This is as Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed of Bauchi state declared the interest of his administration towards deploying technology for effective fight against all forms of crimes and criminality in the state.

The SIS is a new security initiative introduced by the IGP in a quest to effectively respond to all forms of crimes and criminality across the country.

IGP Kayode Egbetokun who made this known when he led top officers of the Force on a courtesy visit to the state Governor, Senator Bala Abdukadir Mohammed at the Government House, Bauchi on Wednesday said that the state was chosen in view of its strategic advantage in addressing security challenges in northern parts of the country.

He explained that the Police Special Intervention Squad will be saddled with the responsibility of responding promptly to all security crises thereby ensuring total elimination of criminal activities in trouble areas.

According to him, “Today is my first official visit to Bauchi in my capacity as Inspector General of Police. Your Excellency, I am happy to report to you that, Bauchi is one of the most peaceful states in Nigeria due to your hardworking and collaborative effort between the Governor and the police.”

He added that, “This Police Special Intervention Squad would be selected based on commitment to duty, and would be trained and motivated and as such would not be participating in any routine operation so as to effectively response to crises.”

He then appreciated the unwavering commitment of the present administration of Governor Bala Mohammed towards the protection of lives and property of the citizens through supporting police and other services to perform effectively.

While commending Governor Bala Mohammed for providing all the needed support to the activities of the Nigerian Police Force in the state, the IGP also applauded the Governor for the many developmental projects executed across the state to enhance the living condition of the people.

Responding, Governor Bala Mohammed who described the IGP’s intervention as commendable assured the support of his administration towards the success of all initiatives aimed at protecting lives and properties of the citizens.

Mohammed welcomed the establishment of the Police special intervention squad in Bauchi and promised to support the initiative for the promotion of peace and security in the state.

He applauded the Inspector General of Police for the number of innovations initiated to improve efficiency in the force in a move to meet the security needs of Nigerians.

He however urged the IGP to further support the state police command with state of the art facilities for enhanced operations.

The Governor stressed the need for the  Nigerian Police force to establish more outpost and formations across the state to assist in addressing the numerous security challenges facing the state and the country.

He commended the IGP for his efforts in addressing the challenges facing the country and that more needed to be done to tackle the challenges.

He said his administration will continue to support security agents in the discharge of their duties, urging for continuous support

Meanwhile, Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has declared the interest of his administration towards deploying technology for effective fight against all forms of crimes and criminality in the state.

The Governor who disclosed this Tuesday night while speaking at the end of the year party, organised by the Nigerian Police Force, Bauchi State Command, explained that the use of technology would assist the state government to deal decisively with criminals.

Governor Mohammed appreciated the Police and other security agencies in the state for their tireless efforts towards tackling security challenges across the state, and pledged to continue to provide them with a conducive environment to discharge their responsibilities diligently.

He acknowledged the harmonious relationship between his administration and security agencies in the state, and emphasised the need for synergy among all the stakeholders in order to achieve the desired objectives.

The Governor reassured that his administration will not relent in ensuring maintenance of law and order in the state for investment opportunities which will contribute to economic development.

Governor Bala Mohammed who also expressed gratitude to the Police for presenting him with an award of excellence in recognition of his administration’s unwavering commitment towards the promotion of peace and security, said the award will ginger him to do more for security services to operate effectively.

In his remarks, the Bauchi State Commissioner of Police, Auwal Musa Mohammed explained that the award presented to Governor Bala Mohammed was in appreciation of his administration’s huge investment in the maintenance of peace and security across the state.

Similarly, the state First Lady, Hajiya Aisha Bala Mohammed has been presented with an award of excellence as the champion against Gender Based Violence. 

Segun Awofadeji in Bauchi

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