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Four LGAs identified as hotbeds of kidnapping activities in Gombe

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Four LGAs identified as hotbeds of kidnapping activities in Gombe

By Ben Ngwakwe, Gombe

Worried by the rising profile of kidnapping activities in four Local Government Areas of Gombe state, the Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Waziri Baba Goni has appealed to the members of the public to join hands together with the Government by giving timely information to security agencies in order to nip in bud these criminal activities in the state.

According to him, the hotbed of the kidnapping activities in Gombe state is Balanga, Kaltungo, Billiri, Nafada and Deba axis of the state while his officers are mounting 24 hours surveillances and patrols every nooks and cranny of the state with other sister security agencies to ensure that kidnapping and other criminal activities are reduced to the barest minimum.

The State Commandant who said this to Vanguard in Gombe, said apart from some security points and patrols that the state Government initiated with other security agencies, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence corps are making 24 hours surveillances and patrols all the borders and all the Local Government Areas of the state with some area Commands to ensure that Gombe state is safe.

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He said, “You know there are some kidnappings most especially in the axis of Balanga, Kaltungo, Billiri, Nafada and Deba axis, there are some security points and patrols that the state Government initiated with other security agencies, our officers are making 24 hours surveillances, patrols in all the borders and in all Local Government Areas and some area commands so they themselves should contribute a lot, they should be very keen, they should be very observant, when they see any stranger, they should be alerted and should alert any nearby security agencies either Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, the police, SSS, the Army or even the vigilantes and hunters so that they will gear up and do the needful. These contributions, if they make, Gombe state will safe; these are my advice to them”.

Waziri Baba Goni reiterated that the people of Gombe State should be very keen always because there is no place in this country that is completely 100 per cent safe but the people should contribute especially at night and day by giving timely and vital information which often helps in controlling the criminal activities in the state by security agencies.

“You know as a human being everyone has its peculiar challenges most especially in Nigeria today,”.

“The security challenges are very high, so our challenges is that when we refer to challenges is that some key information(s) are not given to security agencies by the public whether they are afraid to be kidnapped or whether they are afraid to be blamed or somehow like that”.

“scene is been committed near your house and you cannot be able to call like the lady we paraded, she sponsors and the other two men have been taken to court, the neighbours supposed to alert the security agencies but they  didn’t but allowed them to be running nasty things around them spoiling the images of some people’s children, they supposed to contribute and these are challenges also, so they are sleeping and then they cannot be able to wake up to tell security agencies, this is exactly what is going on”

” Our challenges are that we should have to get timely information and timely information and vital information is the best to control vices, so when information(s) are not given and some certain things are done at the end of the day, it is just a situation report and you cannot do otherwise, so somebody who is either maimed, killed or is in the hospital the only thing is to treat the person because the lapses are already done, so these are our challenges”.

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