FG Set to Implement Community Policing to Strengthen Internal Security

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The Federal Government on Friday 13th September 2019 reassured the public of its readiness to strengthen the internal security architectures in fighting the rising insecurity by ensuring the safety of the citizens.

The Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) , Mr. Boss Gida Mustapha disclosed this in Abuja while receiving a formal report presented by the committee on strengthening internal security framework and community policing in Nigeria.

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Recall that a 14 – man committee to strengthen internal security framework and community policing in Nigeria within two months, was on the 7th May, 2019 inaugurated by Boss Mustapha, the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF) barely seven days after the inspector General of Police, Mohammed Adamu was directed by President Muhammadu Buhari to immediately commence the implementation of community policing strategy across the country. adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Boss Mustapha on receiving the report of the committee promised the committee that an indept study would be carried out and speedily give effect to the recommendations therein to ensure adequate implementation.

“We would study the recommendations and implementation strategies on strengthening internal security framework and community policing in Nigeria.

“Nigerians and indeed the present administration prides itself as having the political will to tackle the issues of insecurity occasioned by the activities of terrorists, kidnappers, bandits, militants which have remained serious threats to good governance, effective service delivery and overall economic development and well-being of Nigerians.

“I have no doubt therefore, that the outcome of your recommendations would enthrone a paradigm shift that will focus on Community Policing, re-orientation of citizens and building a sustainable conflict resolution process that would assist in solving the perennial security challenges in the country”.

According to Mustapha, the report covers the issue of policy, institutional and legal framework as well the underlying factors that impede the capacity of the security agencies that aids insecurity in the country.

In his remarks, the inspector General of Police, IGP Mohammed Adamu said the implementation of community policing would enhance citizens’ involvement in internal security management as well as innovative funding mechanism of security agencies and their Operatives.

Adding that community policing would be a veritable tool in fighting against insurgency.

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