From Josiah Buzum (Jos)

The Northern Governors Forum has congratulated the Acting Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba over his recent appointment by President Muhammadu Buhari, urging him to pay attention to proactive measures in tackling crime in the country.

Chairman of the Forum and Governor of Plateau State Simon Bako Lalong in a statement said the appointment was well deserved considering his track record of diligent service to the nation across various police formations in the country.

While wishing him a successful tenure, Governor Lalong said the Northern Governors Forum would accord all the necessary support to enable him provide the leadership needed for proactive policing that deters crime, effectively tracks criminals and generally attracts the goodwill of the public.

Lalong said the Northern Governors are particularly concerned that the farming season was at hand and farmers may be discouraged from cultivating their farms if crimes such as banditary, kidnapping and insurgency are not brought to an end.

The Northern Governors Forum Chairman called on Nigerians to support the Acting IGP and the entire security architecture for a more secure nation.