Govt Donates Patrol Vehicles To Police


Kebbi State Governor,
Alhaji Saidu Dakingari, last Wednesday said that the state government would continue to support security agencies in the state in securing lives and property of citizens.
The governor spoke in Birnin Kebbi while handling over 24 patrol vans the state government bought for the police.
He said that the government would provide the police command in the state with necessary facilitates to enable it to cope with the security challenges during the 2015 general elections.
Dakingari said that the vehicles, which were purchased at the cost of N201.6 million, would assist the command in sustaining the low crime rate in the state.
He charged the command to provide adequate security around the state and ensure that violence was prevented during the general elections.
“The donation of these vehicles is part of preemptive measures by the government to prevent violence in the forthcoming general elections”, he said.
According to him, the vans will enable the police to face security challenges squarely.
He reiterated the determination of his administration to sustain funding of the joint security operation of the police and the army in the state.
Receiving the vehicles, the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Benjamin Uche, commended the state government for the gesture.
He said that the officers and men in the command would ensure that the state was uncomfortable for criminals.
Uche assured that the vehicles would be judiciously utilised.