Taraba to collaborate with Cameroon, neighbouring states to tackle insecurity – Gov Agbu

Taraba to collaborate with Cameroon, neighbouring states to tackle insecurity – Gov Agbu

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Governor Agbu Kefas of Taraba State has said his administration is already collaborating with neighbouring states and the Republic of Cameroon to form a common front where security issues bothering the states would be brought to an end.

The governor who made the announcement on Tuesday while playing host to the Commander of the Army Operation Whirl Stroke, General L.G Laptang, in Jalingo, also denounced the agitations for state police.

Kicking against the establishment of state police in any part of the country, Agbu insisted that the already existing security structure is capable of addressing the security challenges currently confronting the nation.

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Kefas, who took his visitors down memory lane, said, as a retired military officer, he is aware that the military and other security operatives in the country are fit enough to tackle the nation’s security challenges.

Rather than advocating for state police, more resources should be invested in the army and other security operatives to help them function optimally, he suggested.

“After serving in the Nigerian army for some years, I know what the military and other security agencies of Nigeria are capable of doing for national security.”

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Highlighting how his administration has been making ways to collaborate with governors of the neighbouring states and a governor in Cameroon, to surmount the security challenges confronting the state, he said proper collaboration would make insecurity a thing of the past.

”We can synergise to tackle insecurity at our borders, the criminals must be fished out for the law-abiding citizens to live in peace,“ he said.

“I know that you are a great asset to Nigeria but what you need is the necessary support and enabling environment to discharge your duties.”

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Supporting the Governor’s views, Leptang who is in charge of Benue, Nasarawa and Taraba States, said the already existing security outfits in the country are capable of crippling the activities of the undesirable elements spread across the nooks and crannies of Nigeria.

Taraba to collaborate with Cameroon, neighbouring states to tackle insecurity – Gov Agbu

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