The Bauchi State command of Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) and the Department of State Services (DSS) have resolved to collaborate towards effective intelligence gathering and sharing in the State.

This was disclosed to Muhabarishaji by the command’s Public Relations Officer (PRO), SC Adam Abubakar Jibril, at the end of a courtesy visit paid by the newly posted DSS State Director, Sani Adamu Muhammad, to the Controller of Corrections in the State, CCS Kabir A. Galadanci.

Jibril disclosed that Muhammad was exploiting ways through which both state commands of NCoS and DSS would collaborate in the fight against crime and criminality in Bauchi State.

The PRO said Muhammad used the visit to commiserate with the NCoS over the recent jailbreak at Oyo Custodial Centre in Oyo, Oyo State.

According to him, the State Director assured that the DSS would continue to render its support to the NCoS in order to prevent similar occurrence in any of the custodial centres in Bauchi State.

While responding, Galadanci commended the DSS boss for the visit, emphasising that the custodial centres remained the untapped sources of credible information and intelligence gathering.

The Controller declared that if well harnessed, the centres would assist the DSS and other relevant security agencies in the country in the area of intelligence gathering and sharing.

“The Controller emphasised that correctional officers by their training, force of personality and leadership can gather a lot of intelligence from the custodial centres using the dynamic security approach.

“CCS Kabir Galadanci promised to give the DSS all the necessary support in their collective quest to enhance the security situation in Bauchi State,” he disclosed.