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The Emir of Katsina State, Dr. Abdulmumin Usman on Wednesday appealed to Nigerians to join hands and help the police in battling crimes in the country for the sake of peace and prosperity of the country, pointing out that the security outfit needs serious help.
The Emir made this appeal in his palace during a courtesy call by the President of Police Officers Wives Association, Hajiya Hajara Ahmed Alkali.
The Katsina royal father also called on the federal government to further look into the welfare of the Nigerian police by providing modern equipments to help in tackling the security challenges in the country.
According to the Emir, Police officers are faced with dangers on daily basis. As such, there is need for Police Officers Wives to always remember their husbands in prayers and provide them with good advice and guidance concerning the risk involved in their daily operations.
‘Let’s stand up and help the police. The police cannot do it alone. For the country to enjoy peace and make progress, we must all cooperate with the police by providing useful information to help its cause.’
‘President Muhammadu Buhari has already started the process by providing uniforms and other essentials. We urge him to sustain the tempo by providing sophisticated equipment to help the police discharge their duties effectively,‘ Dr. Kabir said.
Aside equipping the police, the Katsina Emir also tasked the Nigerian government to take seriously the issue of citizens abiding by law and order in the country.
‘From bottom to the top, the law must be allowed to take its course. Nobody should be seen to be above the law. This is what will make the country live at peace and prosper,’ the Emir said.
On the purpose of her visit to the state, while at the emir’s palace, the Police First Lady and president of POWA said she is in the state primarily on three missions, which she says include: to enhance and give police children qualitative education, the establishment of a standard police hospital, and to bring succour to families of police officers killed in the line of duty.
AFRICA DAILY NEWS, NEW YORK