The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar has assured Nigerians that the prevailing security challenge facing some part of the northern states of the country will soon be over.
Abubakar, however, lamented the shortage of equipment for his officers and men to confront the security challenges facing the nation.
The IGP said this when he paid a courtesy visit to Governor Rabiu Kwankwaso on Tuesday in Kano.
He added that the Police under his command, would continue to do whatever was necessary to ensure that sustainable peace and stability returned to the region.
Abubakar said he was in Kano as part of his on-the-spot assessment of security situations in some parts of the country, stating that his observations had shown some level of encouragement.
He said he was delighted that commercial activities were picking up in Kano.
“From the look of things, peace and stability is gradually returning to Kano state. Security situation is improving and the situation is returning to normalcy.
“We are now putting additional measures to ensure that Kano State remains calm and secure and thank God, commercial activities are picking up in state,” he said.
Abubakar told Kwankwaso that most of the police stations at the grassroots level were in dire need of operational vehicles and equipment.
He said lack of it had hampered police operations.
The IGP emphasised that if the police had the required equipment, it would not only boost the morale of the personnel, but promote efficiency in the discharge of responsibilities.
He said, “It is when this equipment are available that we can make predictions and we strongly believe that when they are in place, it will equip us adequately to face ongoing and unforeseen security challenges in the country.
Kwankwaso noted that inadequate equipment, particularly operational vehicles and logistics, had hampered the effective performance of the police in the country.
He pledged that his administration would continue to collaborate with the police to ensure that sustainable peace returns to Kano.