IGP: Community Policing Will End Proliferat­ion of Firearms Weapons

- Seriki Adinoyi in Jos

Community Policing will help to mop up unlicensed firearms in civilian possession, remove suspicion and foster cordial relationsh­ip between the Police and the public, says the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Ibrahim Idris.

The IGP stated this yesterday during the Graduation Ceremony of The Tactical Leadership and Command Course, held at the Police Staff College in Jos, Plateau State.

Represente­d by the Commandant of the college, AIG Dorothy Gimba, Idris said, “The story of policing the Nigeria state cannot be complete without reference to Community Policing which creates platforms for the Police to interface with their host communitie­s and relevant stakeholde­rs to seek collective solutions to security challenges.

“It gives ownership to the citizens and solves a host of problems which include reconcilia­tion of communitie­s and groups with their difference and also identify criminal elements.

“It builds trust and guarantee free flow of informatio­n which assists the Police to have seamless operations, availing the Police the opportunit­y to educate and sensitise the public on the need to promptly report suspicious movements, strange persons around their localities and respect existing laws.”

Earlier, Gimba had lauded the IGP for availing the college the adequate support it required to thrive.

She said, “Interestin­gly, the Police Staff College with the support of the Force management team under the leadership of the IGP Ibrahim Idris has witnessed significan­t transforma­tions in the area of academic and infrastruc­ture.”

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