Our approach to insecurity is yielding results – Niger govt

Governor-Abub-akar-Sani Bello -of -Niger State

Governor Abubakar Sani Bello of Niger State (file photo)

By Mohammed Usman

Niger state government has said that its approaches in combating insecurity in the state was yielding desired results. It has also assured that peace would return to troubled areas in the state before the end of 2022.

State Commissioner for Local Government, Chieftaincy Affairs and Internal Security, Mr. Emmanuel Umar, disclosed this at a two -ay Peace Dialogue organized by the Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) in Mashegu Local Goverenment Area of the state.

The state government, he said, was using best approaches towards resolving insecurity in the state and one of them – the non-kinetic approach –  which has recorded successes in countries where such were used.

“In our approach to insecurity bedevilling the state, we will use the best approach to resolve our problems. Dialogue remained the best approach. The government will confront this issue headlong by supporting security agencies and also engage community leaders in early warning.

“We are optimistic that the approaches we have adopted are solving the problems we have. It could have been worst if not for the steps so far taken and we are seeing the results.

“We are ready to take these terrorists out of the way so that citizens can be at peace”.

Mashegu community was chosen for the Peace Dialogue because of the internal crisis and other peculiar security challenges it has been having in recent times, adding that though the state government has adopted kinetic approach, it has also decided to bring the community, religious and traditional leaders together to dialogue and find lasting solutions.

The state government intends to build resilience towards countering every form of violence and inter-community clashes.




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