The Inspector General of Police, IGP Ibrahim Idris, yesterday, set May 8 and 9 as a new date for the National Security Summit on Farmers-pastoralists clashes, kidnapping and other forms of violent crimes in Nigeria scheduled to hold at International Conference Centre, Abuja.
The Inspector General of Police, recognizes the concerns which all the stakeholders have registered towards the success of the summit and hereby expresses sincere appreciation and gratitude to the special Guest of Honour of the summit, the 36 state governors and Guest of Honour of the summit, FCT Minister and other Honourable Ministers invited, Service Chiefs, Government Functionaries, Traditional Rulers, Religious Leaders, Members of the Organized Private Sector, Captains of Industry, Heads of other sister Security and Safety Agencies, Leaders of Herdsmen and Farmers Associations, Resource persons and Intellectuals, Women and youth Groups, Opinion Leaders, Stakeholders and other invited guests for their acknowledgements to attend the summit.
Recall that the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris had disclosed plans to convene a National Security Summit to look into the disturbing trend of kidnapping, famers-headers class and other security challenges.
IGP Idris stated this while speaking with Commissioners of Police and Senior Police officers at a meeting in Abuja in February, 2017.
He described the increasing cases of kidnapping as worrisome and called for the cooperation of all Nigerians to tackle the menace.
He further tasked the Commissioners of Police, Officers and men to live up to their responsibility of safeguarding the lives of Nigerians and tackling the ugly trend of kidnapping.
The IGP also used the opportunity to appeal to the National Assembly to increase the budgetary allocation to the Force in the 2017 appropriation bill so as to enable the force live up to its responsibilities seamlessly.