Attorney General urges more collaboration to tackle security challenges in Benue
By Bridget Ikyado
Hon. Barr. Fidelis Bemsen Mnyim, the Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice and Public Order in Benue, has called for more synergy between the Ministry and security agencies to tackle security challenges in the State.
The Commissioner made the call during a working visit on Friday to some security agencies in Makurdi.
He said that the collaboration would ensure effective policing and adequate security across the State.
Barr. Mnyim noted that maintaining public order remained a top priority of the State government, as such it was important for all security agencies to work with the government to make the State safe by collectively addressing all challenges of insecurity everywhere in the state.
According to him, the Ministry by the inclusion of Public Order has the mandate to ensure peace and order in the state and this can only be achieved through synergy with the security agencies and other stakeholders.
“Creating synergy would provide superior intelligence to security agencies to professionally react to any issue of security concern.
“The need for inter-agency collaboration is for the overall benefit of Benue’s peace and security, and building of mutual trust,” Fidelis added.
In his response, the Commissioner of Police in Benue, Mr George Chukwu welcomed the idea and promised to ensure cordial working relationship with the Ministry to make the State crime free.
Also, CSP Peter Chukwu of Police B Division, SP Ojekunle Ishola of Police D Division, and the state Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Yakubu Ibrahim, pledged to work together to make the State safe for all.
They commended the Attorney General for the initiative, saying it would help to tackle terrorism, kidnapping, banditry, burglary, armed robbery, religious crisis, farmers-herders crisis, cultists clashes, fraud, unauthorised protests, prostitution, homicide, and drug abuse in the state, among others.