Benue State Governor, Dr. Samuel Ortom has called on the Federal Government to recruit thirty thousand police men annually to enable the force effectively tackle the security challenges confronting the country.
Governor Ortom made the call when the new Assistant Inspector General of police in charge of Zone Four, Mrs. Hilda Ibifuro paid him a courtesy visit at Government House, Makurdi.
He acknowledged that although President Muhammadu Buhari had directed the recruitment of ten thousand policemen yearly, according to him, the number is too small for the police to discharge their duties satisfactorily considering the country’s high population.
The Governor who also expressed worry that the police force is ill equipped to function properly enjoined Government at all levels to work together in building their capacity through trainings and providing the necessary logistics for them.
Dr. Ortom commended the complementary role the Benue State Police Command is giving the current administration to ensure peace in the state and assured of continued support within limited resources for the force to do more.
Correspondent Trena Injua reports that, earlier, the Assistant Inspector General of Police, Zone Four, Mrs. Hilda Ibifuro promised to ensure that police commissioner under her domain are professional guided in the protection of lives and property as well as diligent prosecution of criminals.
Mrs. Ibifuro who acknowledged the deep passion of Governor Ortom in enacting policies that would ensure peace in Benue State promised to key into the policies to ensure their success.