Niger State Governor, Abubakar Bello, has urged the federal authorities to recruit extra safety personnel to handle the scarcity of manpower.
NAN experiences that he spoke on Monday when members of the Nationwide Meeting representing the state paid a go to.
The delegation commiserated with the federal government over the kidnapping of workers and college students of Authorities Science Faculty, Kagara.
Bello famous that the safety companies had been overstretched with inadequate surveillance gear to handle safety challenges.
“We have now been making all efforts to make sure insecurity is curtailed but it surely’s being extraordinarily troublesome principally due to manpower scarcity and lack of apparatus.
“The power of the Police in Niger is nearly 4,000. It was 14,000 for the state alone. You’ll be able to see the police are overstretched and I imagine it’s the identical with the army,” he mentioned.
The governor referred to as for a collective effort between the lawmakers and the state executives to make the Federal Authorities expedite motion in direction of the recruitment of extra safety brokers.
Bello added that his administration was working tirelessly to safe the discharge of the captives bandits took final Tuesday evening.
Insecurity: Nigeria’s safety personnel inadequate – Gov Bello