Gov. Nasiru El-Rufa’i of Kaduna state has called on Civilian Joint Task Force (JTF) to always collaborate with security agencies in discharging their duties.
El-Rufa’i made the call at the Laugching of coalition of Civilian JTF, Doka office Under the chairmanship of Col. Usman Dudu Rtd.
El-rufai, who, was represented by state commissioner of internal security and Home affairs, Mr. Samuel Aruwan, reiterated government’s relentless effort in the fight against crime in the state.
According to him, Kaduna state government would not fold its arms and allow members of the civilian JTF to take lwas into their their hands by keeping suspected criminals in their custody.
While calling on them to always collaborate with the police as they are legitimate security outfit to prosecute criminals.
“One other issue of operation is that you should always notify security agencies and follow due process in the discharge of your duties,”he said.
While calling on all to support the group, the governor assured that the government would continue to do its best in supporting their operation for the sustenance of peace and development in the state .
He said the government will give it own support in terms of training of the JTF members to support their activities in the state, adding that government will discuss with LGC chairmen with a view to supporting them.
He said the issue of security should not be left to the government alone as people should support and cooperate with the government in addressing the challenges.
In his remarks, the state chairman of the Civilian JTF, Alhaji Shehu Dantudu said the inauguration of the JTF would go along way in complementing the effort of security agencies in checking crime within the society.
He said security is very important in every aspect of life without security there will be no meaningful development in any country.
He called on the state commissioner of police to help the association with training of its personnel so that ‘together we can reduce the rate of crime in the society.