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Strengthening community policing guarantees safer societies – IGP

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Alkali Usman Baba, has said that for Nigeria to have safer societies it must embrace and strengthen the community…

The Inspector General of Police (IGP) Alkali Usman Baba, has said that for Nigeria to have safer societies it must embrace and strengthen the community policing project across the states.

Speaking while declaring open a two-day workshop for stakeholders of community policing from Kano, Kaduna and Katsina states held in Kano, the IGP said the achievements recorded so far by the project must be credited to the efforts put in place by the stakeholders, hence the need for training them to achieve more.

Represented by Assistant Inspector General (AIG), Zone 1, Kano, Ayuba Ede Ekpeji, Baba said, “Community policing is a cost-effective and an all-society approach to the management of fear and security threats. It is also strengthening the bond between the police institution and the citizens in confronting the common enemies who are the criminal elements within us.

“That is why for us to have safer societies we need to go back to this community policing project as it will help in tackling the crisis we have in our communities and in some of our urban areas.”

Commissioner of Police (CP) Kayode Adetubi, who spoke on behalf of CPs of the three states, said the workshop was timely, and urged the participants to utilise the opportunity to fine-tune modalities of curbing security challenges.

Earlier, the Chairman of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) in Kano, Comrade Abbas Ibrahim, reassured the commitment of the media in providing the necessary support geared towards curbing security challenges in the country.