The Commissioner of Police in Kaduna State, CP Garba Sani, has urged pastors from all 23 Local Government Areas of the state to collaborate with the police in combating insecurity and driving criminal elements out of the state. Speaking at an emergency security meeting convened by the state’s leadership of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN) in Kaduna, CP Garba emphasized his mission to make life difficult for criminals in Kaduna and ensure their activities become unbearable.
He assured that no stone would be left unturned in dismantling criminal hideouts across the state’s 23 local government areas. CP Garba underscored the importance of the religious leaders providing valuable information to help address insecurity in the state.
While acknowledging that insecurity is a global challenge, he pledged that the State Police Command would aggressively pursue criminals wherever they operate to make their activities uncomfortable. CP Garba called on the public to cooperate with the police by providing information that could lead to the apprehension of individuals with questionable intentions, creating a conducive environment for the citizens.
He emphasized his commitment, along with the police force, to ensure that the people of the state can sleep soundly at night. He stressed that peace is essential for individuals to engage in their legitimate endeavors and earn a livelihood.
CP Garba appealed to pastors to relay this information to their congregations, emphasizing the need for collective effort to confront the few troublemakers causing difficulties for the majority of law-abiding citizens.
Furthermore, he warned that individuals involved in drug trafficking and those aiding and abetting individuals with questionable character would face the full force of the law. CP Garba disclosed that he was working on a framework to bring Christian and Muslim leaders together to exchange ideas on the most effective approaches to address insecurity in the state.
Chairman of CAN in Kaduna State, Rev. John Joseph Hayab, expressed that people had previously desired such opportunities to convey their concerns to those in authority, but were not given the chance. He noted that such engagements with authority figures would provide a valuable platform for individuals to voice their experiences and work towards amicably resolving areas of concern.