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Community policing to fight crimes, farmers-herders’ clashes in Borno, says CP


Community policing to fight crimes, farmers-herders’ clashes in Borno, says CP

By Njadvara Musa, Maiduguri

The Borno State Police Command has said that community policing with stakeholders’ support will reduce crimes and farmers-herders clashes in the state.

According to the Command, an effective community policing depends on a sustained media outreach with stakeholders’ support and vigilance.

The Police Commissioner, Yusufu Mohammed Lawal, disclosed this yesterday (Monday), in Maiduguri, while assuming office as the 43rd police boss.

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He said that the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, anchored the restoration of public trust in implementing community policing in the country.

Lawal, therefore, charged officers and men of the police command to uphold the highest standard of professionalism and ethics while fighting crimes.

“This will be our road map under my watch in the State to reduce various crimes in communities,” he said.

He added that the Police will continue to pursue community policing with excellence in tackling crimes with the media and stakeholders’ support.

Lawal noted that the restoration of civil authority in the state, has also provided an enabling environment in implementing community policing with community inputs.

According to him, the inputs included the identification of policing priorities and problem- solving approaches in collaboration with other security agencies and stakeholders.

“Our activities at the Command remain open with accountability and transparency in serving the people in various communities,” he said, noting that this was in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act.

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