Monarchs back community policing

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Traditional rulers in Niger State have pledged to support the community policing introduced by the Inspector General of Police, Mohammad Adamu, to enhance security of lives and properties in the country.

The Etsu Nupe and Chairman Niger state Council of Traditional Rulers, Alhaji Yahaya Abubakar made the pledge at the inauguration of community policing Committees of Bida, Gbako, Katcha and Lavun local government areas, on Tuesday at his palace in Bida.

Abubakar, who maintained that peace was the prerequisite for any meaningful development, said the traditional institution in the state would remain resolute in its quest to achieving such noble target.

He, however, stressed the need for his subjects especially members of committees to always provide useful information to security agencies about criminal elements in their midst.

“All hands must be on deck  to holistically tackle the current insecurity challenges,” the monarch said.

Mr. Adamu Usman, the Commissioner of Police in the state said that effective implementation of community policing policy would go a long way in crime prevention in the country.

”Bringing stakeholders together and engaging them will prepare them to  come forward with require intelligence information that could aid in apprehending bad elements in the society.”

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