Community, Not State Police, Suitable for Nigeria, Says IG Adamu


Olawale Ajimotokan in Abuja

The Inspector General of Police Abubakar Mohammed Adamu has expressed preference for the adoption of community police as against the clamour for state police.

The IG made this submission yesterday in Abuja when he spoke to reporters during the submission of the report of the committee set up by the federal government on strengthening of internal security framework and community policing in Nigeria.

The report was submitted by the committee headed by the Permanent Secretary, Special Services Office, Mrs. Amina M.B. Shamaki, to the Secretary to the Government of the Federation (SGF), Mr. Boss Mustapha.

The IG noted that community policing was the best solution to the country’s security challenges, saying it would enable policing initiatives to be derived from the communities rather than from the police high command.

Adamu stressed that community policing would allow for engagement of the communities in every aspect of policing initiatives unlike the…

Source: Thisday Newspaper