Send more police officers to Kwara, Gov AbdulRazaq begs IG

Kwara State Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq has urged the police to deploy more officers to the state against the backdrop of an influx of people displaced from neighbouring states to Kwara.

According to a statement from his spokesperson, Rafiu Ajakaye, Mr AbdulRazaq made this appeal in Ilorin on Wednesday when the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali, paid him a courtesy visit in his office.

The governor said the state needs between 8,000 and 10,000 police officers but now has only about 3,000 officers.

“Our challenges are enormous. Being a relatively safe state, security agencies tend to be comfortable with Kwara and that explains why they often take out forces from Kwara to bolster security elsewhere.

“For example, the Army has taken out most of their men to Northeast and we are making efforts to get them back. For the police, our need requirement is about 8,000-10,000 men but we have only about 3,000 now.

“Many officers of the two mobile squadrons here have been moved out. I am saying this because we definitely need more men on ground here,” Mr AbdulRazaq said.

“The recent ban on grazing by Southern Governors and some security issues in our…

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