AIG Tasks Officers, Men On Community Policing

Mr Olufemi Ogunbayode, the Acting Assistant Inspector -General of Police (AIG), Zone 10, Kano, on Tuesday charged officers and men to establish a cordial relationship with immediate communities for effective community policing.

Ogunbayode, who gave the advice during an inspection tour to Kebbi Police Command in Birnin Kebbi, noted that the advantages of Police community relations crime control could not be over-emphasised,

“It is our mandate to ensure peace and reduce crime.”

He said community policing had made law enforcement agencies and the communities to enjoy cordial relationship, thus improving crime control and detection,

Ogunbayode cautioned officers and men against harassment, saying gone were the days when police brutality was condoned.

He warned that if any officer was caught harassing people, he would be dealt with accordingly,

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He said that the issue of Police welfare and training would be paramount attention in the present dispensation;

The Police chief urged the general public to report officer found to be corrupt or high-handed.

He also assured the zone of maximum security before, during and after the forthcoming Eid-el Kabir celebrations.

Responding, the Kebbi Commissioner of Police, Mr Yakubu Jibrin, told the AIG that the command had declared total war against violent crimes, saying: “the morale of our men is very high.”

He said the command had the lowest crime rate in the country and would sustain its record.