Inspector-general of Police, Solomon Arase, proposes community policing to end insecurity in Nigeria

The Inspector General of Police, Solomon Arase, has proposed community driven policing as part of an alternative plan to effectively curb insecurity in Nigeria, saying an effective community driven policing would also help tackle inadequate man power profile in the Nigeria Police Force.

Arase made the proposal at the National Security Summit on “Community Partnership Approach to Internal Security and Crime Management” held in Abuja today, with President Muhammadu Buhari, heads of security agencies and traditional rulers in attendance.

The Inspector General of Police said the dynamics of crime required that modern policing should be built on community vigilance and partnership.

President Buhari who was at the Summit as a special guest of honour, agreed with Arase’s proposal, saying that no policing can successfully function without the support of the community and identified youth empowerment as one of his administration’s approach to solving problems of insecurity in in Nigeria.

On his part, the Sultan of Sokoto, Sa’ad Abubakar the third, on behalf of the traditional rulers emphasised the need to form a common front against insecurity.

The Summit attracted traditional rulers, and other well-meaning Nigerians who have come together to join the Nigeria Police Force to find out how to tackle security issues in communities in Nigeria.


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