Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq on Tuesday said the country will certainly surmount the ‘difficult phase’ of security concerns it is going through at the moment, urging Nigerians to rally behind the President and the security agencies to combat the challenges.
AbdulRazaq spoke in Ilorin, the state capital, at the passing out ceremony of the newly recruited police special constabularies (community police) who would now be deployed to their various local governments to strengthen intelligence gathering and security in the state.
“We must commend and continue to support the security agencies. Kwara is arguably the safest state in Nigeria today because of the work they are doing. We want to keep it that way. So, we must all support security agencies. We are passing through a difficult phase now but this will definitely come to past,” he said at the ceremony.
“For us, security begins with all of us in our homes and in our work places. We must all report suspicious movements. We must make sure we give the right information to the security agencies so that it can be actionable. That is the only way they can totally secure our communities.”
AbdulRazaq urged the citizens to be active informants to aid the activities of the police and other security agencies.
“We must not just sit down and expect the police and other security agencies to perform magic. We must support our security agencies to perform their jobs with the right information. They are doing their best and we commend them for the work they are doing. As citizens, we must be active informants and offer useful information to security agencies,” he said.
“With your graduation today, you are fitting into the security architecture, linking the entire population with your communities and remain the core professionals in the police force by ensuring that the right information or intelligence is passed through. Your presence will give confidence to the people in your communities and the state at large to make sure the environment is peaceful.”
Addressing the Special Constabulary Police Graduants, the Inspector General of Police Usman Alkali Baba said the trainees had been properly groomed in the basic knowledge of policing and respect for human rights of the citizens.
He singled out Kwara State and the Governor for commendation for sponsoring the highest number of police constabularies for the initiative nationwide.
“The trainees here included 16 persons from each local government sponsored by the federal government and 50 persons (from each local government) sponsored by the state government which I considered the highest sponsored among the states of the federation, all together,” according to Baba, who was represented by the Kwara State Police Commissioner Mohammed Bagega.
“We have 1,056 trainees who have successfully undergone police training in the prestigious training school located in Ilorin. I want to thank Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq for his unending support to the Police and for making the training of first batch of special constabulary candidates in Kwara State a reality. I want to also appreciate community policing advisory committee for the wonderful jobs they have been performing in the state.”
Baba advised the new constabulary policemen to remain disciplined, obey lawful directives, respect and protect human rights of all Nigerians and be good ambassadors of the Nigeria police in their respective communities.
Policeman, Others Shot Dead In Osun Land Dispute
A policeman, Akinsanya Akingbade, was killed on Friday during a clash between Ileogbo and Iwo communities in Osun State over a parcel of land.
The FidelinfoNews gathered that three other people were also killed while many were seriously injured.
The disputed land is at Asalu at Oke Saji which is the boundary between Ileogbo and Iwo.
As a result of the incident, the Deputy Governor, Benedict Alabi, has summoned the Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed Adewale Akanbi, and the traditional ruler of Ileogbo, Oba Abeeb Adetoyese Agbaje, to a security meeting in Osogbo with the Commissioner of Police, Mr Wale Olokode.
The Police Public Relations Officer for the State Police Command, Mrs Yemisi Opalola, while confirming the incident, said one Waheed Adeleye was arrested for the murder of the policeman.
The PPRO said the suspect shot the policeman on his chest with a gun.
Opalola said the deceased was attached to the Ile-Igbo monarch.
The police spokesperson said the remains of the policeman had been deposited at the Osun State University Teaching Hospital in Osogbo.
She said that adequate policemen have been deployed to the communities to prevent further breakdown of law and order.
Kwara Fire Fighters Rescue 40 Year Old Trapped In Flood
A 40 years old man was on Thursday rescued from rising floodwaters in Kwara State by men of the State Fire Service.
“About 18:10hrs of yesterday evening, 6th May, 2021 during the heavy downpour, the Brigade was summoned to a rescue operation around Royal Sekina Hotel, along Ajase-Ipo Road in Ilorin Kwara State,” a statement by the spokesperson of the Kwara State Fire Service, Hassan Adekunle, reads.
“On getting to the incident, a man of about 40-year-old had been trapped inside the flood. Most importantly, the victim man called Abdulwahab Olarewaju was able to recover well alive by our firemen from this turbulent flood.”
He quoted the fire service boss, Prince Falade John Olumuyiwa (CFO), as urging resident “to always be safety cautious especially during the rainfall”.
BREAKING: Former Minister ‘Mama Taraba’ Is Dead
Aisha Alhassan, former Nigerian Minister for Women Affairs is dead.
Alhassan, known widely as Mama Taraba, was appointed as Minister in 2015 by President Muhammadu Buhari.
The FidelinfoNews gathered that She died at 61 in Cairo, Egypt.
Officials of the Peoples Democratic Party in Taraba State also confirmed her death to one of our correspondents.
AlHassan is a former Minister of Women Affairs and former Senator of the Federal Republic of Nigeria from Taraba North Senatorial District.
She contested for the same seat on the platform of the UDP in the 2019 general elections after resigning as a minister in the regime of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.) on July 27, 2018.
The former senator was born on the 16th of September, 1959 in Jalingo, Taraba State, to Alhaji Abubakar Ibrahim, Sarkin Ayukan Muri.
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