The Borno State Police command has inaugurated the Community Policing Committee as part of strategies intended to tackle insecurity in the state.
This comes barely a week after the Federal Government released N13 billion for the takeoff of the programme.
The Assistant Inspector-General of Police in charge of Zone 1, Lawan Ado, who took charge of the event held at the Police Headquarters in Maiduguri said the security scheme would reduce crime at the grassroots.
The committee with members from hunters, civilian Joint Task Force, Vigilante groups and members of the Civil Societies will also work closely with traditional rulers to identify bad eggs in the society.
His words “This has become the best global trend of combating crimes from the micro level of the society.”
“Apart from the involvement of the conventional local security outfits, local women, traders, and community leaders too must buy into the new approach of crime prevention.
“The idea of community policing is to prevent crimes at the grassroots level, and this is going to be intelligence-driven. It is about a partnership with the community and collaboration with members of the society.
This will give a long way to reducing crime and bringing about a new trend in policing.”
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