Â By Ibrahim Shuaibu in Kano
Security agents on Saturday arrested some suspected insurgents in Kano and moved them to Abuja on Sunday morning for interrogation, the state Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, has said.
â€œThe security agents also confiscated arms and communication gadgets from the alleged terrorists even as they divulged very useful information,â€ the governor added, appealing to citizens in the state to be more security conscious.
Ganduje spoke while receiving the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammad Sanusi II, who paid him the traditional Hawan Nassarawa homage, at the Government House in Kano on Sunday.
He explained that the arrest was made possible by special security network that was facilitated by local community intelligence gathering, pointing out that the government would sustain its commitment towards protecting lives and property of the people.
The governor explained that as part of the effort by his government to assist security agencies to do their work efficiently, vehicles worth millions of Naira have been purchased and distributed to the Army, Civil Defence, Federal Road Safety Corps as well as Hisbah Guards.
â€œWe have also built 10 security dormitories, each capable of housing 60 security officials to help the police in surveillance along the major highways coming onto the state capital,â€ he said.
The governor further stated that his administration, in conjunction with security agencies, had taken concrete steps to end criminal activities within Falgore forest, pointing out that so far, the Nigerian Army had established a training facility for soldiers in the forest.
Ganduje also told Sanusi II that his administration had committed huge resources to the provision of public infrastructure like metropolitan roads, rural access infrastructure, hospitals and classrooms among others, requesting for the sustained support of the Emirate Council to forge ahead.
Speaking earlier, the Emir Sanusi II, urged the government to focus more on economic development, especially alleviating the current hardship being faced by Nigerians.
He also urged political leaders to caution their supporters against causing public disturbances, saying it was also imperative for them to generate more employment opportunities for the teeming youths in the country.