Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi of Enugu State and the Inspector-General of Police, Muhammed Adamu, have advised the South-East to embrace community policing to checkmate insecurity.
They gave the advice in Enugu during a sensitisation workshop for the people of the zone on community policing and its merits.
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Ugwuanyi, represented by the Commissioner for Local Government Affairs, Chief Peter Okonkwo, said any policing that was not localised could not produce the desired result in tackling modern security challenges.
He said the state maintained its status of having minimal crime record in the country because it was able to localise its security operations.
The police boss said since criminals had their roots in communities, security architecture should be set up to maximise local resources to police communities in ways that suit their peculiar security challenges.
The IGP, represented by the Commissioner of Police, Mr Mohammed Aliyu, called on the governors of the South East and major stakeholders to involve themselves fully in the system.
He also implored them to support the system to achieve the success of the model.
“I urge you to partake in the exercise by making useful contributions that will enable us to properly partner towards effective community policing of the entire South-East and Nigeria in general,’’ he said.