WORRIED by the rate of crime in the north central zone of the country, the Inspector General of Police, Idris Abubakar, has dispatched the Deputy Inspector General (North central), Shuaibu Gambo, for interface with stakeholders on the way forward.
Speaking at the meeting held at the headquarters of the Kogi state command, Lokoja, on Tuesday, the DIG said community policing remained a major tool to tackle the challenges of insecurity in the country.
Gambo tasked communities across the country and Kogi state in particular to embrace community policing as a measure of curbing criminal activities in their areas.
He added that the people should to rise up to the challenges of ensuring effective participation in crime prevention and combating to complement government’s efforts.
The DIG disclosed that his visit to the state was on the directive the Inspector General to meet major stakeholders in various police commands within the North Central zone on the way forward towards ensuring security of lives and property of citizens.
Gambo said, “Your cooperation in giving the security operatives useful information will assist the police to track down criminal elements.
“The essence of the periodical meeting with the security stakeholders in the zone is to ensure that the police come closer to the people with a view to discussing the security of their immediate communities”.
The DIG however lauded the Federal Government for the provision of manpower in the security sector to address the alarming shortages of personnel across the country.
Gambo also commended the state governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello for his role in procuring 104 patrol vehicles and other communication gadgets for the police to assist them in the discharge of their duties.