Bauchi State Governor Bala Mohammed has purchased and donated 50 brand new JAC operational vehicles worth N759.5 million to security agencies as part of his administration’s efforts to enhance security in the state.
The governor, while speaking during the distribution exercise on Saturday, said the procurement of the vehicles is a testimony of his government’s concern towards holistic approach to security challenges in the society.
Mohammed listed some of the security challenges to include armed robbery, kidnapping, cattle rustling, farmers/herders clashes, boundary disputes and other criminal activities, noting that no society can prosper with increasing number of criminal activities perpetrated by mindless and selfish individuals.
He advised the citizens to subject themselves to the principles of respect for law, order and social harmony, adding that the protection of lives and property of the citizens is one of the cardinal objectives of his administration
While commending the security agencies, the governor said that tackling insecurity is a collective responsibility, urged the citizens to cooperate with the security agencies and report suspicious movements for prompt action instead of taking the laws into their hands.
He thanked the IGP for sending a representative to the occasion, and urged the beneficiaries to make judicious use of the vehicles for the purpose they are meant for.
The Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, while commissioning the vehicles, thanked the Governor for his constant logistic support to the security agencies, most especially the Nigeria Police Force.
The IG said security generally is capital extensive that requires serious funding particularly in the area of equipment procurement for effective and efficient performance.