Kano state government has constructed and equipped a multi-million Naira ultra-modern communication center, at the state Police Command Headquarters in Bompai, the state capital.
The project comprises digital satellite equipment and sensor technology, among other infrastructure, aimed at consolidating the security system in the state, which is the most populous in Nigeria.
Inspecting the center, the state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje explained that the project aims to track criminals and deal with all forms of security challenges before they escalate.
This was contained in a statement on Saturday issued by Director-General, Media and Public Relations to Kano State Governor, Ameen K. Yassar sent to Solacebase.
“Security-related decisions require correct and timely intelligence as well as a detailed understanding of the situation on the ground. That is why we must deploy ICT in security management”, the governor stated.
“This facility will serve not only to assist in tracking criminals in Kano but will also cover parts of Jigawa, Katsina, Kaduna, and Plateau states. This is in addition to another multi-million Naira equipment we provided to the state command of the DSS, which has been assisting us in tracking criminals in the state”, he added.
The statement said Dr. Ganduje explained that the coordinated effort, among security agencies, to tackle security challenges in Kano, had so far yielded positive results citing the rescue of Magajin Garin Daura and arrest of a number of kidnappers as classic examples.
According to him, “Kano is now one of the most peaceful states in the country because of the level of coordination between security agencies and the level of cooperation given to them by the state”.
He announced that a security summit would soon be convened in the state as a means of consolidating the previous gains in security management, appealing to the people to always join hands with security operatives in order to make Kano a better place for all.
In a remark, the Acting Commissioner of Police, Kano Command, Mr. R. G. Ubani pledges effective utilization of the center for improved security services in the state and beyond.
“This center is well equipped with modern facilities and it is helping us in conducting surveillance, successful search and rescue operations,” he stated.
- Toheeb Jaiyeola is a graduate of Kwara state university, Malete. He is a versatile journalist with interest in Health, Politics and Environment.