- The Nigeria Police Force is welcoming into its fold, 463 trained special constables
- The constables have been tasked to build relationships with their host communities
- The charge was given to the constables by the Inspector-General of Police, Mohammed Adamu
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Mohammed Adamu, has tasked the recently 463 trained special constables of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to build relationships with their host communities, to address security threats.
Adamu said this on Friday, November 13 at the passing out parade of the first batch of special constabulary at the Police Training School in Minna, the Niger state capital.
Represented by AIG Hosea Karma of Zone 7 Abuja, Adamu described the recruitment, training, and passing out parade of the officers as a bold step by the NPF.
Recall that the IGP recently declared that the recent #EndSARS protests were triggered by fake news on social media.
The IGP made the statement in Lagos on Tuesday, November 3 while on a tour of assessment of the burnt and vandalised police stations and other formations in Nigeria's commercial capital.
In a related development, the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has commended the police, stating that personnel of the force exhibited professionalism during the #EndSARS protests.
NYCN President, Comrade Solomon Adodo at a press briefing on Thursday, November 5 in Abuja said the situation would have resulted in greater damage had the police leadership failed to act tactfully in the interest of the nation.
Meanwhile, the Young Parliamentarians Forum (YPF) have asked the federal government to compensate families of victims of police brutality nationwide.
This was contained in a communique by the YPF after its retreat in Abuja on Saturday, October 31 signed by the chairman of YPF, Honourable Kabir Ibrahim Tukura, and secretary, Honourable Simon Karu Elisha.
The YPF stated that the trend of police brutality and profiling of young people which led to widespread protests across the country and the subsequent attack on the peaceful protest which led to the death of some protesters is a major violation of citizens' human rights.
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