By Chris Nyamtu – Lafia
Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has identified late response to distress calls as a major cause of the rising cases of criminal activities in the state.
Governor Abdullahi Sule gave this indication during an emergency security meeting in Government House Lafia the Nasarawa State capital.
The Governor stated that the increasing rate of insecurity in recent times especially the kidnap and murder of APC Chairman in the state, Mr Philip Shekwo, by gunmen calls for collective thinking to come up with new measures towards enhancing security rapid response to distress calls.
He noted that the state government would not relent in its responsibilities of protection of lives and property to pave way for economic development in the state.
Governor Abdullahi Sule called on traditional rulers, religious and community leaders in the state to redouble their efforts in identifying and report to security agencies suspicious activities around their areas.
Our Correspondent in Lafia reports that the emergency security meeting which was summoned by Governor Abdullahi Sule had in attendance all heads of security agencies, members of the state executive council, Chairman of Nasarawa State Council of Chiefs among others.