By Wole Mosadomi, Minna
In its efforts to beef up security in the state, Niger state government through its 25 Local government Councils has donated 50 Toyota Carina vehicles to the state police command. Each of the Councils purchased two of the vehicles to complement the 50 brand new Toyota Hilux vans with inbuilt security gadgets donated by the state government to the police command and other security Agencies in the state last year.
The State Commissioner for Local Government and Chieftaincy Affairs, Alhaji Yusuf Tagwai on behalf of Chairmen of the Local Government Councils who handed over keys of the vehicles to the State Commissioner of Police, Mrs. Desire Nsirim said each of the 40 Divisional Police stations in the state will be allocated one of the vehicles, the six Area Commanders, one each while the others will be stationed in the office of the Commissioner.
He commended the State Police Command under the present Commissioner for its proactive steps in tackling crime in the state since the change of baton of administration to her over a year ago. “It is on record that since the arrival of Mrs. Nsirim as the CP in Niger State, the state has been peaceful because the wave of crimes have gone down drastically across the state,”Alhaji Tagwai remarked.
He charged the command to be more proactive and further bring the wave of crime especially places identified as dark spots to the barest minimum.
The state commis-sioner of Police, Mrs. Nsirim thanked the Local Government Councils for their support but asked them to further help in the area of fueling and servicing of the vehicles in order to put them at their optimal use in patrolling the nooks and crannies of their various councils. He warned the various DPOs in the state not to turn the vehicles into their personnel use but instead use them for the purpose of patrolling towards waging war against all forms of criminalities in their areas.