POLICE AND HISBAH: THE STATUS OF URBAN KANO SECURITY MANAGEMENT

Ali Ado Siro, P. Sundramoorthy

Abstract


Police and Hisbah organisations are currently saddled with providing security to urban Kano civilian populace. As the former is being conventional in security management, the later on the other hand is a specialised agency introduced to assist the implementation of Islamic Shari’a which followed the public agitation in the year 2000. In the contemporary times, both agencies work tirelessly in a collaborative effort to achieve maximum security which is traditionally unnoticed due to past enjoyed peace. This research aimed at explaining the contributions of these agencies in combatting the current security challenges. In-depth interviews were conducted with five respondents from each of the two organisations making the sample size ten respondents. The qualitative analyses revealed that, tremendous achievements were being realised. Albeit these successes, some major impediments affect the proper functioning of these agencies. These include, inadequate personnel, insufficient funding, lack of working tools, and corruption. On the other hand, external problems aggravating insecurity situation in the area include among other things, unemployment and poverty within the populace. Hence, to re-strengthen security, a lot need to be done. However, this task does not only lie in the hands of relevant authorities, but the entire population as a whole. Some mechanisms in addressing this issue were also suggested in the write up. 


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