The Chairman House Committee on Security, Ethical Orientation and Tenders of Gombe State House of Assembly Hon. Rambi Ibrahim Ayala has commended Security Agencies in the State for their efforts in curtailing insecurity.
He made the commendation when he led his Committee to the State Commands of Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps and Directorate of State Security Service in continuation of the Committee’s familiarization visits to Security Agencies and security related Outfits and stakeholders across the State.
Hon. Rambi Ayala attributed the relative security and peace enjoyed in the state to the professional effort of Security Agencies in the State exhibited through intelligence gathering and sharing as well as effective surveillance calling on them to maintain the tempo.
He said the committee is in the Commands to familiarize and interface with the security chiefs on security issues and pressing security challenges that may need legislative intervention and urge them not hesitate to approach the state House of Assembly at any time they need passage of any legislation that will facilitate and smoothen their operations in Gombe State.
He appreciated the cordial relationship existing between Security Agencies in the state not only with the State Legislature, the Executive and the Judiciary but also with the populace.
In their separate responses the commandant Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corp Hajiya Altine Sani Umar and the Director Directorate of State Security Service Alhaji Abba Abdullahi Adams expressed their gratitude for the Committee’s visit which they said is a demonstration of the concern the State House of Assembly has to the security of lives and properties electorates in the State.
They acknowledged and appreciated the level of religious and ethnic tolerance existing in the state and commended the role played by political, traditional and religious leaders in achieving this feat.
The Security chieftains however indicated that the major security challenges in the state are Kidnapping, Rape, mostly of minors and drug abuse calling on the State House of Assembly to enact laws against these crimes and sanction Hotels that harbour minors and illicit drugs consumers.
ABUBAKAR MOHAMMED UMAR