Security agencies in Kaduna State yesterday received a boost as Governor Nasir El-Rufai fulfilled his promise to them with the donation of 51 patrol motorcycles to aid the fight against all forms of criminality.
Speaking during the hand-over ceremony of the motorcycles, Mr. El-Rufai said 35 of the motorcycles would go to the Nigerian Police, two to the Nigerian Army, two to the Air Force, five to Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, two to the Federal Road Safety Corps while the state’s security outfit, codenamed ‘Operation Yaki’, will receive the remaining five.
The governor expressed gratitude to all the security agencies for keeping the state safe from criminals, and urged them to do more in order to completely rid the state of crimes.
The governor said, “We are here to hand over the patrol motorcycles that we promised Operation Yaki and other security agencies. We have taken time to procure the motorcycles because of our financial constraints, but I am happy that we are here to hand over them, it is a promised obeyed.
“I hope and pray that these motorcycles will help the security agencies in carrying out their duties.
“We will continue as the State government despite of our financial constraints to support our security agencies to restore law and order in Kaduna State.
“I want to commend them for all the works that they have been doing, I want to thank the former Commissioner of police who had worked very hard to keep Kaduna State safer”.
Responding on behalf of other security agencies, the State commissioner of Police, Adamu Ibrahim, thanked El-Rufai for the donation, promising to use the motorcycles for the purposes they were meant.