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Gwagwalada locals want 4-yr-old police outpost occupied

The abandoned police outpost, according to him, has left residents at the mercy of vigilante group before the coming of the officers of the Nigeria…

The abandoned police outpost, according to him, has left residents at the mercy of vigilante group before the coming of the officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) few years ago.
Halidu, who spoke through an interpreter, said since the authorities of the area council facilitated the coming of the NSCDC officers three years ago occasioned by clashes between farmers and Fulani in some communities, he said they have been helpful in resolving several issues, which could have threatened the relative peace in the community.
Grass has outgrown the police outpost when Aso Chronicle visited the community, while some windows are broken. The community head said he has been responsible for the maintenance of the building since it was constructed otherwise the condition would have worsened as the case in other communities.
He called for the takeover of the building for both security agencies to play their own part in enhancing security in the community.
Speaking on the abandoned police outpost, the Madaki of the community, Umar Galadima, said government awarded the contract for the building of the police outpost and the coming of the Divisional Police Officer in Gwagwalada last year has not facilitated the posting of policemen to the outpost.
“Government gave a contractor the mandate to build it for us and we have been writing letters to them, even the Divisional Police Officer (DPO) in Gwagwalada came to see it, promising that he will send police, last year, and since then we have not seen them,” the Madaki of the community, Umar Galadima, said.
Galadima added that the residents still await the arrival of the police officers as promised by the DPO. “We have sent someone to them about the police outpost, till date, we are still waiting them,” Halidu, the village head corroborated.  
The community head said though the building has not been occupied, it is still in good shape except for some broken windows, which he said must have been done by pupils of the primary school near the building.

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