At summit, governors, IGP offer solution to insecurity

Thu Nov 28th, 2019 - Akwa Ibom

Special Adviser to Akwa Ibom Governor on Security, Fubara Duke (left); Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki; his Delta counterpart, Ifeanyi Okowa; Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu; and Special Adviser to Bayelsa Governor on Security, Boma Jack, during the 2019 South South Regional Police Security Summit in Asaba.

Delta State Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, and his colleagues in the South South geo-political zone have endorsed community policing as panacea for the nation’s pervasive insecurity. This is even as the Inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu, reiterated that the sustenance of peace in the region remains a critical national security objective.

The support for grassroots policing came at the South South Nigeria Police Regional Security Summit in Asaba, themed “Strategic Partnership for Effective Community Policing in the South South Zone”, an engaging exercise that also had traditional rulers, ethnic nationalities and civil societies in furtherance of the IGP’s initiative.

In a communiqué, the participants said the motive of community policing, which centres on integrating the grassroots into security management across the federation, was commendable. They agreed that the summit significantly redefined policing and security arrangement nationwide, adding that the current debacle should be the concern of not just government, but every citizen.




source: Guardian