- The Nigerian government has approved the sum of N13.3 billion for the commencement of community policing across the country
- Laolu Akande, a spokesperson of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo made the disclosure
- The spokesperson said the coordination for the proper utilization of the funding of the initiative has commenced
As part of measures to improve the security situation in the country, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the sum of N13.3 billion for the commencement of community policing across the country.
Laolu Akande, a spokesperson of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo on Thursday, August 20, disclosed that the government was already implementing measures to ensure the funds are utilized effectively, Daily Trust reported.
He said the coordination for the proper utilization of the funding for the initiative was discussed at the National Economic Council (NEC) virtual meeting chaired by Osinbajo.
The meeting was reportedly attended by some state governors, the minister of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), the governor of Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), and some federal cabinet officials.
According to Laolu, the NEC resolved that the chairman of the Nigerian Governors Forum (NGF), Kayode Fayemi, two governors, among others meet with the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Suleiman Adamu, to coordinate the proper utilization of the funds.
Meanwhile, Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Mohammed Adamu has revealed that most of the criminals who carry out havoc and inflict pain on citizens are actually foreigners.
Adamu made this crucial disclosure during a town-hall meeting held on Wednesday, August 19, at the headquarters of Zuru local government in Kebbi state.
The police boss said that based on reliable intelligence, bandits operating in the northern region are from the Islamic State of West Africa.
In another report, following the escape of a prime suspect in the multiple murder of innocent citizens in Oyo state, the Inspector-General of Police (I-G), Mohammed Adamu, has ordered the deployment of additional police.
According to Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Frank Mba, this is to aid the re-arrest the alleged criminal and complement the efforts of the Oyo state Police Command.
He said the deployment comprised of crack detectives from the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and the Special Tactical Squad (STS) of the Force Intelligence Bureau, Abuja.
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