Governor Muhammadu Inuwa Yahaya of Gombe State has hosted the state Security Council meeting, where they discussed the security situation in the state.
The meeting was attended by the Commissioner of Police, Commander, 301 Artillery Brigade, Director, State Security Service, State Controllers of Nigeria Custom, Immigration and Prison Services as well as Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence.
Briefing journalists soon after the meeting, which lasted for two hours, the Commissioner of Police in Gombe State, Mr. Bello Makwashi, said the meeting also reviewed the strategies needed in order improve the security situation in the state.
“We just rose from a security council meeting with his Excellency the Governor and heads of various security agencies. Although Gombe is calm, but not withstanding, we don’t take things for granted. So from time to time there is need for us to review the strategies and see how we can improve on the security of lives and property of the people of the state,” he said.
The Commissioner of Police Makwashi called on the public to have confidence in the Police and other security agencies, so as to reduce the rate of crime in the state and the country as a whole.
“Although no society is crime free, the most important thing is the ability to control it. We have mapped out strategies and are ready to confront any breach head on. We are committed to our core mandate and we encourage the people in the state to be law abiding and support the security agencies in their efforts to provide adequate security,” he stated.