State police? Forget it - FG

Federal Government has said that the proposed Community Police Policy is better than the state police being clamored for by many Nigerians, to strengthen security in the country.

Inspector General of Police (IGP), Mr Mohammed Adamu, said this on Friday in Abuja during submission of the report of the Committee on Strengthening Internal Security Framework and Community Policing in Nigeria held at Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (OSGF).

According to him, the state police require each state government to create, recruit, train, and manage a policing system separate from the federal system, while community policing is engaging the community in every aspect of policing making policing initiative, to come from the community rather than the high command and is the best solution as against state police.

“Because the advantages of community policing outweigh the idea of state policing, disadvantages of state policing are more than the perceived advantages. So the way to go is by community policing, which will take care of all the demands and agitation for state police,” Adamu said.

 

Daily Trust

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