Traditional Rulers to Play Key Role in Community Police Recruitment – IGP
The Inspector General of Police, Mr. Mohammed Adamu says traditional rulers, head of villages and stake holders in Ondo state and other states of the federation will be involved in the recruitment of 40,000 Community police constables.
Mr. Mohammed Adamu stated this in Akure while addressing officers of the Ondo state police command as part of his tour of the southwest region in the quest to tackle insecurity.
The IGP explained that engagement of local leaders in the community policing process would make it easier for the security agencies to identify security threats and proffer local solutions to them.
He further disclosed that a Special tactical surveillance team to be headed by a Commissioner of Police was being deployed to forest and highways in the southwest region to fight kidnapping and other criminal acts.
Mr. Adamu said the Federal Government had procured special body armor and weapons to make the job of security Nigerians for policemen nationwide.
In a remark, the Commissioner of Police in Ondo state, Mr. Undie Andie said crimes rate had reduced drastically in the state with commendable efforts of his hard working men.