The Inspector General of Police, IGP Alkali Usman Baba has said that for the country to have safer societies it must embrace and strengthen the community policing project across various regions of Nigeria.
Speaking while declaring open, a 2-Days 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 Zone 1, Kano AIG Ayuba Ede Ekpeji, 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.
He said community policing was undoubtedly the way to go in the drive to effectively address the complex and challenging dynamics of crime, and mitigate the challenges associated with current emerging internal security.
“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,” he said.
In a remark, Commissioner of Police, CP Kayode Adetubi, who spoke on behalf of commissioners of police of Kano, And Kaduna said the stakeholder’s workshop was very timely.
He urged the participants to utilize the opportunity to fine-tune necessary modalities of curbing security challenges.
Earlier, the Chairman of Nigeria Union of Journalists Kano Chapter Comrade Abbas Ibrahim reassured the commitment of the media in providing all the necessary support to the media, geared towards security challenges in the country.