Police Commission Considers Integrating Vigilante into Its Community Policing
Police Commission Considers Integrating Vigilante into Its Community Policing

Police Commission Considers Integrating Vigilante into Its Community Policing

Police Commission Considers Integrating Vigilante into Its Community Policing

The Police Service Commission has said the current strength of Nigeria Police Force put at over 370,000 inadequate for an effective policing of the country.

The commission said it was considering incorporating the various vigilant organizations into the force community policing.

Chairman of the Commission, Solomon Arase, made this known on the sideline of a national conference on security organized by the vigilance group of Nigeria in Abuja on Tuesday.

Arase said that police force would work out the modality for collaborating with volunteers like vigilantes.

According to him, the Police Force would harness their strength, spread and leadership to deal with the issues of insecurity in the country.

Specifically, the former Inspector General of Police said they would assist the police force in information gathering, because of their presence and visibility in the communities.

According to Bakori, recent events have shown that schools have become vulnerable targets for criminal activities, and endangering the lives and education of children.

He said, “It is our duty as vigilant citizens to create a safe and conducive environment for learning, where students can thrive without fear.

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“As an agricultural nation, the productivity of our farmlands directly impacts our economy and food security. Our farmers, who toil day and night to feed the nation, face numerous challenges such as theft, destruction of crops, and attacks from bandits. By mobilizing our vigilant members, we can provide a protective shield around our farmlands, ensuring that our farmers can work without fear and that Nigeria’s agricultural potential can be fully realized.

“The safety of our roads is essential for the smooth functioning of our society and the economy.

Unfortunately, incidents of armed robberies, kidnappings, and other criminal activities on our highways have become all too common. It is our collective responsibility to ensure that our roads are secure, allowing citizens to travel freely and businesses to thrive.

“Mobilizing our vigilant members will help create a strong presence of security and deter potential threats, thus fostering an environment conducive to economic growth and social harmony.
To achieve our objectives, collaboration and training are crucial. We must strengthen our ties with law enforcement agencies, educational institutions, farmers’ associations, and transport unions. (Adipex Online) By fostering partnerships, sharing information, and conducting joint operations, we can amplify our impact and create a united front against criminal elements.

“Furthermore, continuous training and capacity-building programs will equip our members with the necessary skills to tackle emerging security challenges effectively.

“By focusing on these critical areas, we aim to create an environment where education flourishes, agriculture thrives, and citizens can travel with peace of mind. Together, let us harness the power of vigilance, unity, and collaboration to forge a safer and more prosperous Nigeria for generations to come.”

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