Worried over the spate of crimes in Kano State, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje has raised the alarm that the state was becoming a hot spot for drug trafficking.
“Because the state capital is an emerging mega city, the problem of drug trafficking has become another big issue which must be squarely addressed, he noted while receiving the new Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 1, Alhaji Ibrahim Adamu in Kano.
Gov Ganduje, who expressed serious concern over the increasing crime rates in the state also revealed that the state was having a raw deal with kidnapping which is far outstripping cattle rustling.
He assured that the state government would continue to cooperate with the Nigeria Police towards dealing with the menace of kidnapping in the state, adding that kidnapping was gradually overtaking cattle rustling as one of the major recurring crimes in the state, stressing that security agencies must brace up to the disturbing challenge.
“Kano is a highly populated and heterogeneous state and such places are often vulnerable to security challenges. I want to believe that you are equal to the task and my government would support you to succeed”, the governor asserted.
He added:”You are coming from Kaduna, where you were CP and the crime indicators there are almost the same here, especially the fact that Falgore forest covers part of that state. I am sure you will use your wealth of experience to enhance peace in Kano”.
The new Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone 1, Alhaji Ibrahim Adamu expressed readiness to work with the state government to ensure peace and security, particularly addressing security challenges around Falgore Forest and thanked the state government for its immense contribution to the Police.

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