Kaduna, 01 October, 2023 / 9:05 pm (ACI Africa).
The new Police Commissioner of Nigeria’s Kaduna State is seeking to strengthen the relationship between the Police and religious leaders as a “strategy” to address insecurity in the State.
In a security meeting with Christian leaders of the 23 Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Kaduna State under the auspices of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN), Commissioner Musa Yusuf Garba explained the purpose of initiating the encounter with religious leaders.
“The essence of my visit is to strengthen the relationship between the police and religious leaders because I discovered that if you want to catch them young as they normally say, you have to use strategy,” Commissioner Garba is quoted as saying in a Tuesday, September 26 report following the meeting that was held at the Albarka Baptist Church in Barnawa area of Kaduna city.
He added, “I visited mosques and I visited some churches. One thing with me is that whenever I am in the midst of religious people… I feel comfortable because this is where you find people with sincerity and honesty because if you cannot get facts from the clergies, where again can you get it.”
“I decided to go to churches and mosques, because by the time I am talking with a pastor with 3,000 followers and congregation, it will affect the entire community there,” the Kaduna Police Commissioner told the leaders of the Nigerian Christian entity that includes representatives of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Nigeria (CBCN).