Community policing begins in Kaduna, 2 other states with 975 cops

Community policing begins in Kaduna, 2 other states with 975 cops

- Three states in Nigeria have kick-started the much talked about community policing

- In fact, 975 personnel have already been enlisted into the local policing outfit

-According to Kaduna state government, this will help in enhancing the security architecture of the state

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In what will gladden the heart of many Nigerians, community policing has finally commenced in some states in Nigeria.

Specifically, the state-level policing kick-started in Kaduna, Kebbi and Sokoto states with about 975 personnel.

According to The Nation, 272 police constables passed out from the training school on Tuesday, December 29, in Kaduna.

According to the state governor, Nasir El-Rufai, who was represented by the commissioner for internal security and home affairs, Samuel Aruwan, the initiative will enhance internal security in the state.

Community policing begins in three states with 975 cops
Kaduna state and two other states have commenced community policing. Credit: Nasir El-Rufai.
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However, Nigerians have taken to social media to react to the latest development.

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Mathew Stephen in his reaction said the Nigeria Police Force should be strengthened before methods like community policing should come up.

He said:

"I look at these people and laugh. You have not reformed the NPF, you want to bring another weak institution to constitute more problem abi?"

Meanwhile, Legit.ng had reported that Vice President Yemi Osinbajo lent his voice against the recent mindless killing of innocent Nigerians in Borno state by some insurgents.

During his visit to Nasarawa state on Tuesday, December 1, Osinbajo also noted that as one of the needed steps to be taken to end random killings especially in the northern region, the federal government should source local intelligence so as to gather more information on the issues of security.

Nigeria's second citizen added that President Muhammadu Buhari is already looking at how to deal with the issues in more innovative and effective ways.

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In another development, Seyi Makinde, governor of Oyo stated that the Amotekun security network will extend its duties towards local response against invaders in the state.

The governor made this known during the official inauguration and passing-out ceremony of no fewer than 1,500 Amotekun corps members in Oyo town.

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