Community Policing: IGP visits Gov Buni, urges Yobe citizens to be proactive in security matters
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Baba Alkali has asked the people of Yobe state to embrace community policing in their respective communities as it has a lot of benefits, and can prevent the breakdown of law and order.
The IGP appealed when he paid a courtesy visit to Governor Mai Mala Buni at the State House Damaturu.
Alkali said in order to be proactive in security matters, policing needs to go back to the olden days of policing when community leaders, district heads, village heads, religious leaders were involved in security matters.
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“Community policing project is not a paid project for those who are willing but it a sacrifice for those who are willing and able to add value to their community,” he said.
He urged Governor Buni to encourage community leaders in the state to talk to their subjects to introduce policing in their communities.
Responding, Yobe state governor, Mai Mala Buni congratulated Alkali for his deserved appointment being the first from Yobe state to occupy the position.
Buni said Yobe is one of the 3 most-affected states by the Boko Haram insurgency in the northeast.
“I will like to assure the security agencies in the State that Yobe state is always prepared to support and work with you”
“The state government also demonstrated its commitment by renovating and furnishings of police Headquarters in the state, allocations of 8 hectors of land to the state police command for the construction of police command secondary school and hospital in the state capital.”
He commended the IGP for his foresight in promoting the welfare of policemen by the establishment of a hospital at the police command secondary school.