As part of an effort to secure lives and property of Deltans and non Deltans alike, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, on Monday, donated the first batch of 35 Nissan vans to security agencies in the state.
Making the presentation, Okowa, urged the security agencies to curtail the incursion of criminal elements among Fulani herdsmen in the state.
He said the state would not adopt the anti-open grazing bill as a solution to the incessant clashes between nomadic herdsmen and sedentary farmers, insisting that there were better ways of dealing with the clashes, which according to him, have been yielding results in the state.
Saying what was required was to improve on the existing security architecture and synergy between the relevant stakeholders, Okowa said the state does not need a uniform security mechanism like Amotekun in South-West.
The Governor said there was the need to be careful in order not to adopt laws that would be at variance with the laws of the Federal Government, saying “the South-West states have studied their peculiar security situation and decided to adopt what is best for them”.
He, however, stressed the need to strengthen community policing, commending the Inspector General of Police for being at the forefront in advocating for community policing as the best security mechanism to address crime across the country.