We will restore peace in the country – Nigeria Police

The Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of South-West, Mr Adeleye Oyebade, says the Nigeria Police will adopt new strategies towards restoring peace across the country.

Mr Oyebade who made this known at a peace consolidation meeting of stakeholders held at the Arcade Ground, Oke Mosan, Abeokuta, expressed the readiness of the Nigeria Police to reform and restructure the police for effective service delivery.

Our Correspondent, Bolanle Adesida has the details.

He explained that the Nigeria Police was taking proactive steps towards ensuring total reform to meet international best practices.

While pointing out that community policing would address some of the challenges confronting the youths in the country, Mr Oyebade said as the lead agency in internal security, the Nigeria Police would continue to work with other security agencies towards protecting security of lives and property in the country.

Also speaking, the Ogun State Governor, Prince Dapo Abiodun who attributed the spread of fake news as part of factors responsible for the uprising during the #EndSARS protest, advised Nigerians to be circumspect on what they share on social media.

Governor Dapo Abiodun (r) and the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of South-West, Mr Adeleye Oyebade at the event

While maintaining that the state would not be conducive for anyone with criminal intentions, Governor Abiodun said his administration would continue to encourage and support the police to be effective and professional towards promoting peace and security.

In a remark, the speaker, Ogun State House of Assembly, OGHA, Prince Olakunle Oluomo urged the state governor to inaugurate members of Ogun State Sports Commission and energize Ogun State Sports funds towards engaging the youths in sporting activities.

Bolanle Adesida

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