The Nigerian police have resolved to adopt community policing strategies to curb the incessant cases of kidnapping, banditry, robbery, sexual violence, human trafficking, among others.
This was disclosed by Assistant Inspector General of Police (AIG) Zone 1, Sadik Abubakar Bello, while addressing officers and men of the Jigawa State Police Command at the command’s premises in Dutse.
He said: “Community policing is a policing philosophy that has the potential of improving relationship and partnership between the police and the community.
“It will also enhance efficiency, reduce crime and promote accountability.”
According to the AIG the measures would enhance intelligence and investigation capability of the police in withstanding all its civic duties diligently. Pointing out that the measures was not synonymous with either the ethnic or state indigenous police force.
He added that the police service was aware and sensitive to the needs of the communities and committed towards working with the community members to ensure their safety.
On discipline, the AIG charged the police under his zone to be proactive at all times in discharging their civic responsibilities and shun and activity that goes against the laws of the land, breach of confidence and corrupt malpractices.
Also speaking, the Jigawa State Police Commissioner, Compol Usman Sule Gomna, commended the AIG for his continued support on the command’s activities and assured the command’s readiness to dedication, hard work and commitment to service.