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Community policing would remain a mirage without traditional rulers – Okorocha

A former governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, on Wednesday, said the much talked about community policing would be a mirage if traditional rulers…

A former governor of Imo State, Senator Rochas Okorocha, on Wednesday, said the much talked about community policing would be a mirage if traditional rulers were not involved.

Okorocha made the remarks when he spoke with journalists in Makurdi during his visit to Benue State.

“They (traditional rulers) should be made the Chief Security Officer of their communities, the community policing without the traditional rulers involved in it is not going to work if the youths of the area are properly empowered and united, I think they can fight back,” he said.

Okorocha however advocated for the inclusion of traditional rulers with specific roles in the constitution as a means to curb the insecurity facing the nation.

Senator Okorocha lamented the killing of many rice farmers in Borno State by Boko Haram insurgents, describing the act as an insult to government and the entire country.

From left: Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed A. Akanbi; Elegushi of Ikateland, Oba Saheed A. Elegushi; Olugbo of Ugbo Kingdom, Oba Frederick O. Akinruntan; All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; leader of the delegation & Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar; Paramount Ruler of Nsit Ubium Okun Ibibio, Nteyin S. Etuk, and Eze Imo, Samuel A. Ohiri, when a delegation of the National Council of Traditional Rulers in Nigeria visited Asiwaju Tinubu in Lagos yesterday Photo: Tinubu’s Media Office
From left: Oluwo of Iwo, Oba Abdulrasheed A. Akanbi; Elegushi of Ikateland, Oba Saheed A. Elegushi; Olugbo of Ugbo Kingdom, Oba Frederick O. Akinruntan; All Progressives Congress National Leader, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu; leader of the delegation & Etsu Nupe, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar; Paramount Ruler of Nsit Ubium Okun Ibibio, Nteyin S. Etuk, and Eze Imo, Samuel A. Ohiri, when a delegation of the National Council of Traditional Rulers in Nigeria visited Asiwaju Tinubu in Lagos yesterday
Photo: Tinubu’s Media Office

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