Kebbi state police command has teamed up with other security agencies during the last Christmas and in preparation for the New Year festivals to beef up security with and around the border towns of the state.
The police stated that it has partnered with the Nigerian Army, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Nigeria Vigilante Group among others.
The Commissioner of Police, Kebbi state command, Mr Kabiru M. Ibrahim who stated this during closing ceremony of two-day workshop for selected officers across security agencies held in Birnin Kebbi said that due to the security challenges Nigeria are going through, there was need for Police to work tighter with sister agencies in the interest of the nation.
Ibrahim said the workshop which officers from different agencies undergone was designed for them to prepare ahead of yuletide and other security challenges. He said, the success was visible.
He said that the collaboration of the Nigeria Police with other security agencies in the state was to show that era of rivalry among the security agencies has gone stressing that the partnership was to ensure the people of the state are properly protected.
“We are on ground; we are going to make sure that Kebbi state is safe for the people. I want to assure the people of this state that all the security agencies are working together to protect their lives and properties.
During the workshop, officers detonated two bombs which caused tension among invited guests and residents around the police command area.
The Kebbi State government, represented by the Permanent Secretary, Special Duties, Alhaji Aliyu Labaran in his remark had urged the State Police Command to extend invitation to many people in the state who can be victims of the bomb blast at any time.
He noted that the participants at the conclusion of the bomb blast sensitisation training were only restricted to the security agencies stressing that if the public were not properly educated, they could rush to the bomb blast scene and be killed by other hidden explosives planted underground.