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IGP calls for adoption of community policing in Yobe

IGP calls for adoption of community policing in Yobe

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IGP calls for adoption of community policing in Yobe

Story from Matthew ELOYI

The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba Alkali, has called on Governor Mai Mala Buni of Yobe State to adopt community policing to fight crimes.

According to the IGP, collaborative community policing would engage traditional, religious and community leaders to protect people’s lives and property.

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Alkali made the call on Friday when he paid a courtesy visit to Buni at the Government House, Damaturu, the state capital. He said that communities and their leaders would be proactive in various security matters that affect their lives when community policing is instituted.

He noted that community policing was not an income-earning project, but a sacrifice to secure communities from criminal activities.

He stated that it was a means to add “more security value” to each and every community in the 774 local councils of the country.

He therefore called on Buni to encourage community leaders in the 17 local councils of the state to talk to their people to commence community policing.

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In his response, Buni said that Yobe was one of the three states affected by Boko Haram insurgency that claimed many lives and property in the Northeast.

He noted that the state government was committed to support and work with the police, saying the government was renovating and furnishing the Police Headquarters in Damaturu.

IGP calls for adoption of community policing in Yobe

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