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State govts not supporting FG to fight insecurity, IGP

THE Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, on Thursday in Abuja accused state governments of not supporting efforts by the Federal Government to tackle security challenges across the country.

Mohammed spoke at the 2021 first quarterly meeting of Secretaries to State Governments of the 36 states and the FCT with the theme: ‘The role of Secretaries to the State Governments in strengthening sub-national level security architecture’.

According to him, the Federal Government has developed strategies developed strategies to deal with some of the challenges and the support of state governments is necessary in order to achieve the desired results.

He stressed that with the collaboration of the state governments, the strategies in place would be deepened and the fight against insecurity easier to fight.

The police boss said, “At the federal level, we have developed a lot of strategies towards mitigating these issues but we don’t get the maximum cooperation that we supposed to get at the state level.

“We believe that secretaries to state governments should be conscious of security in their states because when they are able to galvanise all the stakeholders and different structures that are there that can enhance the security of their states, we will have relative peace in terms of insecurity.

“But if SSGs are not coordinating activities within the states, I don’t think anybody can do it.”

Representatives of the SSGs, however, disagreed with Adamu on his submission by accusing the police of not responding on time to crime alert.

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