Vigilance group seeks partnership with FG, Lagos to boost community policing
TO boost the concept of community policing, the Vigilante Association of Nigeria has called for a viable partnership with the Federal Government and the Lagos State government. According to the commander of the Lagos State Command, Otunba James Udoma, the partnership would boost the fight against crime on all fronts.
While commending the Commissioner of Police in charge of Lagos command, Edgal Imohimi, for partnering with the group, he said the concept of community policing makes it easier to curb crime starting from one’s locality.
On how the CP has been partnering the vigilance groups, he said, “he has made use of our men in various local councils because our men are in all the grassroots. These are men getting information for the police. In order to sustain the trend, we urge the state government to bring the vigilance groups on board in terms of logistics and stipends so that the police will enjoy us more. The government should assist us in that regard.
“We have more than 4,500 members operating within Lagos and the present Lagos CP is digging into our resources with his community policing-led drive.”