Kwara State Governor, Dr Abdulfatah Ahmed has called for an increased synergy among security agencies in the country especially between the military and police for faster emergency response.
Speaking during a condolence visit by the Hon. Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, at Government House, Ilorin on the armed robbery incident at Offa town, Governor Ahmed said the federal government should promote the synergy nationally.
The Governor re-emphasized the need for community policing saying it leads to information gathering that can help security agencies in carrying out their responsibilities.
He said all hands must be on deck to strengthen the security arrangement in the country in order to give citizens a better secured environment and promised to improve logistic support to security agencies.
The Governor said he will complement the efforts of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) who promised to send an Amoured Personnel Carrier (APC) to Offa with procurement of additional APC that will be located in strategic locations of the state.
Earlier, the Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed, said he came on a condolence visit to the state on behalf of the federal government. He said what happened in Offa town shook the entire nation and therefore expressed federal government sympathy to the state government and Offa people as a whole.
Said he: “we are going to learn from our mistakes and factor this into the larger security architecture in a manner that we will have a much more secured state and a much more secured country”.