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Reps task I-G on security challenge



The House of Representatives Committee on Police Affairs has challenged the Inspector General of Police (I-G) on addressing the security challenges facing the country.

Rep. Abubakar Yalleman, the Chairman of the Committee said this in Ahuja on wednesday when he visited the Police Headquartres, Abuja on an oversight.

“There is no better time to have this visit and engagement than now, considering the myriads of security challenges the nation is faced with,” he said.

He said that the visit was to collaborate with the police on strategies to strengthen its operations.

He said there was need to address security challenges such as Boko Haram, banditry, kidnapping, armed robbery among others social vices that bedeviled the country in recent years.

Yalleman stated that the 10th National Assembly would do everything within its powers to address the security challenges.

In his response, the I-G Kayode Egbetokun assured of his commitment to tackle security challenges in the country.

Egbetokun said the police were collaborating with other security organisations to address the challenges.

He promised to collaborate with National Assembly and all other relevant stakeholders in order to address the problem.

He said the police and other security agencies were working to ensure the release of the abducted Kaduna pupils and several others in captivity.

Femi Ogunshola

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