The security challenges facing Kaduna State and Nigeria require multidimensional solutions.
The Kaduna State Police Commissioner, Mr. Yekeen Ayoku, who made the assertion added that while the community can assist security agencies with vital information, religious bodies can also help with prayers.
Ayoku therefore, called on religious organisations and coammunities to join hands with the police and other security agencies to tackle security challenges bedeviling the state.
The police commissioner made the call when a delegation of Ansar-ud-Deen Society, Kaduna branch, paid him a courtesy visit in his office in Kaduna.
Ayoku said: “The security challenges facing Kaduna State and Nigeria require multidimensional solutions,” noting that while the community can assist security agencies with vital information, religious bodies can also help with prayers.
“We all know the challenges here, so please do your best to make it better. We have been sent here to work and we would do the work.
“Security is a collective responsibility, so please join hands with us and do whatever you can to assist with the security of the state.
“You can intercede for us in prayer to ensure we resolve the security challenges in the state and country,” he said.
Ayoku said the police would work assiduously to make sure that security in Kaduna State improves.
He said: “Most of us are not indigenes of the state; you have made Kaduna your home, so do whatever you can to make the state better.
“I thank you for coming to see me. Allah did not make a mistake by directing my path here. The day I reported here, he has designed me that I would pray at Ansar-ud-Deen, so consider me as part of Ansar-ud-Deen.”
Earlier, the Kaduna branch Chairman of Ansar-ud-Deen Society, Alhaji Saburideen Adeyemi, said the visit was to welcome the new police commissioner to the state and to appreciate his attendance at the last Juma’at prayer at the mosque.
The religious group wished the police commissioner a successful tenure.
Also speaking, the Chief Imam of the Ansar-ud-Deen Society, Alhaji Abdul Azeez Kijan, offered prayers for the new CP for a successful stay in Kaduna State and for “Allah to bring the security challenges in the state and across the country to an end.”