Lapai (Niger) – Former Head of State, Gen. Abdulsalami Abubakar (rtd), on Monday urged members of the public in Niger to report criminals to security agencies.

Abubakar made the call in Lapai, Niger, after the Board of Trustees meeting of foundation endowment fund for the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University.

The former Head of state is the chairman of the board.

The call followed the recent killing of three policemen by unknown persons in Minna, the Niger State capital.

“It is unfortunate that we have decided to go and start killing ourselves unnecessarily; all the criminals are among us.

“Yet, I have not heard a report where people have performed their civic responsibility rightly by going to report these criminals to the security agencies.

“They are living with us and we see them and we are scared to report them.

“I believe that if we all join hands with the government and security agencies and do our work, we will be able to stamp out these ugly incidences of security challenges in Niger State,’’ Abubakar said.

He said that the university authorities decided to set up the board of trustees to assist it to raise funds to make the institution a better citadel of learning.

“Things like security, health and education cannot be left in the hands of government alone; each and every one of us have our children and grand children here as students.

“So, we are here to assist the state government in terms of funds for the university and also to provide a conducive environment for the students so that they can study well,” he said. (NAN)


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