Daily Trust (Abuja)

Nigeria: Security - Kebbi to Purchase Eight Boats

Birnin Kebbi — Kebbi State governor Saidu Usman Dakingari said yesterday that eight boats would be purchased to enhance marine security along the River Niger within the state boundary.

The governor disclosed this yesterday in Birnin Kebbi, while receiving the Zone 10 Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) delegation led by its chairman, Alhaji Kabiru Liyafa.

He said his administration will also work closely with traditional rulers, community leaders and members of the public to ensure protection of lives and property.

"Our policy of community policing has achieved positive result of low crime rate, and other efforts put in place for peace in the state is the non interference in activities of the judiciary. Efforts made to prevent incursion of criminal activities from neighbouring states and countries include provision of road networks that would enable security agencies to patrol all areas. Funds will also be provided to entrench community policing to protect lives and property, and attract investors to Kebbi," he said.

Chairman of the Zone 10 PCRC, comprising Sokoto,Kebbi and Zamfara, Alhaji Kabiru Liyafa, said the visit is to assure the state of the committee's support in maintaining public law and order.

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