The Northern Governors Forum has assured the newly appointed Acting Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali that they will work together to adopt new measures that will not only enable dent Muhammadu Buhari, urging him to pay attention to proactive measures in tackling crime in the country.
The chairman of the forum and governor of Plateau State, Mr. Simon Bako Lalong, in a statement from Dr. Makut Simon Macham, his Director of Press and Public Affairs, said 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, he assured that the forum would accord him all the necessary support to enable him provide the leadership needed for proactive policing that deters crime, effectively track criminals and generally attract the goodwill of the public.
“We remain committed to community policing and any other measure that will lead to securing our region which has been bedeviled by different forms of insecurity.
“The Northern governors are particularly concerned that the farming season is at hand and many farmers may be discouraged from cultivating their farms if crimes, such as banditry, kidnapping and insurgency are not brought to an end,” the governor stated.
He said the forum also called on Nigerians to support the Acting IGP and the entire security architecture for a more secure nation.